The Statistical Training Institute (STI), is part of the Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD), was established in May 2011 under Article 5 of Law No. 7 of 2008, which requires SCAD to establish an institute for statistical training for the purpose of improving the statistical capability in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Article (5) of Law No. (5) of 2021 Reorganizing the Statistics Center - Abu Dhabi, amended the STI mandate to become: “Organizing the institute and preparing its own plans, training programs and systems to support Developing statistical capabilities and enabling government agencies to produce official statistics Statistical data and contribution to training and strengthening statistical capabilities”

To achieve this, STI engages in the design of fit-for-purpose, high-quality training programs designed to strengthen the data, data science, statistical capabilities and future foresight skills of individuals and organizations involved in the production of official statistics. STI offers a wide range of programs at varying levels of technical difficulty. STI services expands beyond the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to deliver the capability development programs which satisfy the emerging needs of statistical offices and other government and private sector entities across the GCC and middle east.

STI core activities include:

  1. Assessing the training needs of the statistical community
  2. Responding, through Focusing on the practical application of official statistics, to the needs of data producers and users
  3. Providing integrated, certified training modules designed to strengthen the statistical ecosystem of Abu Dhabi
  4. Forging key partnerships with global statistical training institutes around the world
  5. Harnessing a wide network of leading international trainers in official statistics


To Enable Data Driven Public Sector


Building tomorrow’s capabilities in data, statistics and foresight

Our Approach

Through building reliable and trustworthy partnerships with international counterparts and professional statistical institutions, STI provides the highest quality capability development training services in the region designed for the benefit of practitioners interested in developing their skills from both methodological/technical and leadership perspectives. Our training programs cover the entire spectrum of statistical production processes and seeks to address the needs of a wide range of customers including staff from the Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi, other Abu Dhabi government entities, wider public and private sectors, and international organizations and individuals. STI excels at:

  1. Providing professional certification in the field of Data and Statistics
  2. Offering established and bespoke training solutions across a wide portfolio
  3. Being customer centric, adapting to meet emerging requirements of customers
  4. Customizing courses to reflect regional perspectives and incorporating relevant examples and case studies
  5. Designing modular programs leading to recognized examination and certification