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Mandates

1. Act as the central authority and custodian of the national statistics;

2. Streamline and strengthen the statistical system in the country;

3. Plan, coordinate and conduct national surveys and censuses;

4. Publish regular statistical reports;

5. Validate, authenticate and disseminate national statistics both nationally and internationally;

6. Maintain a Data Repository System;

7. Ensure uniformity in the concepts, definitions and classifications to enable comparison of data at the national and international level;

8. Provide statistical trainings and professional guidance in collecting, processing, analyzing and reporting statistical data;

9. Act as a clearing-house for collection and release of any official data;

10. Undertake tasks relating to international statistical cooperation; and

11. Serve as the parent agency for the statistical services in various government agencies.