Resolutions Approved by the NSCB Executive Board

Series of 2003

NSCB Resolution No. 11
Series of 2003

APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE OFFICIAL CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES OF THE SELECTED SECTORS: PRICES, POPULATION, HOUSING, AND TOURISM

WHEREAS, 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 subnational development planning;

WHEREAS, the prescription of standard concepts and definitions for statistical purposes would allow for comparability of statistics across national and international boundaries;

WHEREAS, the NSCB Technical Staff in consultation with the different interagency/technical committees, developed the official concepts and definitions for statistical purposes based on the following criteria: (1) the term is basically statistical and those referring to statistical indicators; (2) used in major surveys and administrative records in EO 352 and those that come out in the PSS publications; and (3) based on official UN concepts and definitions, and legal documents;

WHEREAS, after a thorough review, the Inter-Agency Committee (IAC) and Technical Committee on Price Statistics, Population and Housing Statistics, and Development of Satellite Account on Tourism recommended for the approval of the attached list (Annex-BR-11-2003-01) of official concepts and definitions of the following sectors: Prices, Population, Housing, and Tourism;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, AS IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, that the Board approve the attached list (Annex-BR-11-2003-01) of official concepts and definitions for statistical purposes of the following selected sectors: Prices, Population, Housing and Tourism for adoption by all concerned government agencies.

Approved this 13th day of October 2003, in Pasig City.

ATTESTED BY:

ROMULO A. VIROLA
Secretary General