Official Concepts and Definitions for Statistical Purposes

Executive Order No. 121 mandated the NSCB to prescribe standard concepts and definitions to ensure harmonization and comparability in the generation of official statistics in the country for national and sub-national development planning. The prescription of standard concepts and definitions for statistical purposes would allow for comparability of statistics across national and international boundaries

Technical Notes

To aid users in understanding the concepts and methodologies behind the construction of some social and economic indicators contained in this web site, their respective technical notes are included.

Policy Uses

The NSCB compiles the policy uses of these statistics as part of its continuing effort to monitor the relevance and importance of statistics it produces.




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