Statistical challenges in a peace and national security studies in the Philippines


Statisticians working in the area of peace, armed conflict, defense, security, and counter - terrorism are faced with the formidable challenge of generating accurate and reliable statistical data that are essential for public policy making. There are exemplary practices abroad on how to overcome this challenge. In the United States, for example, the American Statistical Association ha s established a Section on Statistics in Defense and National Security to assist statisticians “ in the advancement of knowledge in defense and national security by fostering wider and more effective use of statistical techniques, promoting the statistical profession and statistical best practices within the defense and national security governmental and affiliated organizations, encouraging professional review of statistical methods and statistical activities carried out in support of national security. ” T his paper aims to present these exemplary practices to provide lessons for Filipino statisticians on how to overcome some challenges in generating policy relevant statistics in peace and national security in the Philippines.

Source InstitutionNational Statistical Coordination Board
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Page Count19
Place of PublicationMandaluyong City
Original Publication DateOctober 1, 2013