Statistics Capacity Building Programme

Statistics Capacity Building Programme


The Statistics Capacity Building Programme (SCBP) is a key element of UNWTO’s programme for the implementation of the UN ratified International Recommendations on Tourism Statistics 2008 (IRTS 2008) and Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework 2008 (TSA:RMF 2008). It comprises a regional Statistics Capacity Building Programme and a national Statistics Capacity Building Programme, both complementary and each with an approach deemed most effective and appropriate for its scope.

Regional Statistics Capacity Building Programme 

The Regional Statistics Capacity Building Programme consists of a series of three or four Workshops held in various regions of the world. For each regional Programme, jointly organized by the relevant UNWTO Regional Department together with the Statistics Department, around twelve UNWTO member countries in each of the regions are invited to participate in the series of Workshops. The Workshops are hosted by a country in each region which is considered to be the most advanced or most determined in terms of the development of tourism statistics. Each Workshop takes two, three or four days and is organized in a structured manner with harmonized support material to guide countries in better understanding the current status of their national Systems of Tourism Statistics (STS) so as to be able to design the way forward for the development a relevant and accurate TSA.

Prior and ongoing regional SCBPs: