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Country Profile of Tuvalu

Main statistical agency
Main statistical agency name
Central Statistics Division (CSD)
Web address
www.spc.int/prism/country/tv/stats/index.htm
Position in the government
CSD's head reports to the Secretary for Finance
Organizational structure and finance
Ministry Departments Phone
Finance & Economic Planning
Central Statistics Division
Finance & Economic Planning
Finance & Economic Planning
Multi-annual or annual work program
CSD does not have an annual/multi-annual work plan; however, the division elaborates work programs in a case of survey/census or other non-routine task
Main duties
Collect, compile, and process statistical information.


Legal basis
Legal basis
The CSD is the official statistical agency for Tuvalu. Its day to day operations are governed by its Statistics Act of 1978.

The statistics law covers, among other things, the issues of confidentiality of individual/business information, rendering statistical data by the public, and measures in a case of provision of false information.


Other producers of official statistics
Other producers of official statistics
Customs Department
Education Department
Department of Health
Tuvalu Meteorological Station
Department of Police


Statistical advisory bodies
Statistical advisory bodies
Statistical advisory body was not established.


Data collection
Most recent population census
1 November 2002
Access to administrative data
Under provisions of the statistics act, CSD has access to all sorts of data
Data confidentiality
Data files are highly protected against disclosure of individual information.


Data dissemination
Release calendar (existence, when and how published)
CSD does not publish a release calendar.
Main publications
Quarterly Bulletins - Consumer Price Index
Bi-Annual Statistical Report
Annual Statistical Report
Tuvalu HIES 2004/05 Report
Tuvalu National MDG Report
Census 2002
National Accounts
Balance of Payments
Languages of main publications
English.
How are data disseminated (Paper, CD Rom, Website, online databases, databanks)?
Website.




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