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On October 29, 2019, a meeting with the World Bank expert Jonathan Palmer was held on the creation of a resource center, initiated by the Federal State Statistics Service under the cooperation agreement with PRUE.
The meeting was attended by vice-rector for scientific activity, professor Vitaly Grigoryevich Minashkin, and vice-rector for development Dmitry Alexandrovich Shtykhno, director of the Center for Statistics and Data Science Nikita Epshtein, director of the Situation Center Elena Sibirskaya, professor of the statistics department Mikhail Vladimirovich Karmanov and representative of Rosstat, deputy head Department of Foreign Statistics and International Statistical Projects Department Mikhail Yuryevich Gundarev, as well as Frolova Education Director Frolov and Maria.
During the meeting, the parties discussed urgent problems of developing statistical potential in the Russian Federation and the growing need for training specialists in the field of statistics. Jonathan Palmer put forward a proposal on the creation of an educational platform in cooperation with PRUE - "International Resource Center", the main goals of which are to increase educational potential and provide technical assistance by introducing the latest methodological approaches to processing indicators and conducting methodological studies in the field of statistics, stimulating the increase of statistical literacy and the effective use of statistical data in decision-making and planning and monitoring.