The country is currently confronted with emerging concerns as reflected in the Midterm Update of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) for 2011 - 2016 , the challenges in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as well as the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Thus, official statistics that meet the standards of quality and comparability has never been more important for national devel opment planners and decision - makers to assess our performance vis - à - vis our targets and where our nation stands with others.
In the Southeast Asian region, the Philippine Statistical System (PSS) has gained recognition in the statistical community for its long - standing commitment of public service through its efforts to innovate and to enhance the reliability of statistics despite resource constraints. With the country’s participation in the incipient ASEAN regional economic integration by 2015, the PSS – led by the newly - established Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) – must thus build stronger partnerships with its stakeholders and reach greater heights in improving the integrity and objectivity in statistical data production, compilation and communica tion mechanisms. This will enable the PSS to better represent the status of the nation and accordingly respond to the monitoring needs of the Philippine government and the private sector.
|Source Institution||National Statistical Coordination Board|
|Place of Publication||Makati City|
|Original Publication Date||October 1, 2014|