Associations and InstitutEs

The International Institute of Forecasters (IIF), a nonprofit organization founded in 1982, is dedicated to developing and furthering the generation, distribution, and use of knowledge on forecasting through the following objectives:

  • Develop and unify forecasting as a multidisciplinary field of research drawing on management, behavioral sciences, social sciences, engineering, and other fields.
  • Contribute to the professional development of analysts, managers, and policy makers with responsibilities for making and using forecasts in business and government.
  • Bridge the gap between theory and practice, with practice helping to set the research agenda and research providing useful results.
  • Bring together decision makers, forecasters, and researchers from all countries to improve the quality and usefulness of forecasting.

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is a private, nonpartisan organization that facilitates cutting-edge investigation and analysis of major economic issues. It disseminates research findings to academics, public and private-sector decision-makers, and the public by posting more than 1,200 working papers and convening more than 120 scholarly conferences, each year.

The main objective of the Association is to stimulate the exchanges between its members with a view to improve their insight into international economic developments. This ranges from the exchange of statistical or institutional information to discussions on economic policy Guidelines to common research activities. The AIECE was set up in 1957 on the initiative of the German DIW, the Belgian IRES and the French INSEE institutes.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) works to achieve sustainable growth and prosperity for all of its 190 member countries. It does so by supporting economic policies that promote financial stability and monetary cooperation, which are essential to increase productivity, job creation, and economic well-being. The IMF is governed by and accountable to its member countries.

The IMF has three critical missions: furthering international monetary cooperation, encouraging the expansion of trade and economic growth, and discouraging policies that would harm prosperity. To fulfill these missions, IMF member countries work collaboratively with each other and with other international bodies.

The IMF It publishes Staff Discussion Notes, Working Papers, Departmental Papers, G-20 Surveillance Notes, Spillover Notes, IMF Research Perspectives, IMF Economic Review and Regional Economic Reports

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organization that works to build better policies for better lives and to promote public policies that promote prosperity, equal opportunity and well-being for all. It publishes macroeconomic and sectoral forecasts for its member countries. It also organizes conferences and publishes papers on all topics relating in particular to the economy, economic sectors and economic policies.

The Commission helps to shape the EU’s overall strategy, proposes new EU laws and policies, monitors their implementation and manages the EU budget. It also plays a significant role in supporting international development and delivering aid. How the Commission contributes to EU strategy and develops EU policy.

Eurostat coordinates statistical activities at Union level, and more particularly within the Commission. Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union. Its mission is to provide high-quality statistics and data on Europe.

The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development. The World Bank leads many researches and publications for its 140 member countries. It has published over 200,000 documents to increase understanding of development policies and programs. These reports, working papers, and documents, along with the primary data on which they are based, are available online at no cost.

The Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning – IBF is a member organization recognized worldwide as one of the premier provider of comprehensive demand planning, forecasting, business analysis, S&OP (Sales Planning and Operations)/ IBP (Integrated Business Planning), benchmarking research, corporate training, e-learning, professional certification, world-class conferences and advisory services.

IATA helps airlines to operate safely, securely, efficiently, and economically under clearly defined rules. Professional support is provided to all industry stakeholders with a wide range of products and expert services. It integrates nearly all airlines around the world and conducts studies and forecasts about air traffic of passengers and freight.

Beyond its central missions (maintaining price stability in the euro zone, contributing to the security and soundness of the European banking system, etc.), the ECB conducts research work, the results of which are published in various research papers. It also organizes various conferences and workshops, particularly in the field of forecasting.

The IEA is at the heart of global dialogue on energy, providing authoritative analysis, data, policy recommendations, and real-world solutions to help countries provide secure and sustainable energy for all.  It provides Global energy data and statistics  for all kinds of energies, prepares monthly and annual reports about various markets (electricity, oil, …) including long term forecasts.