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Country Profile of Bolivia

Main statistical agency
Main statistical agency name
Instituto Nacional de Estadistica (INE)
Web address
Position in the government
INE's head reports to the Ministry of Finance.
Multi-annual or annual work program
INE has annual plans of statistical system production and the publications to be disseminated.
Main duties
The key tasks of the Instituto Nacional de Estadistica (INE), the official statistical provider of information in Bolivia, is to process information to produce economic, social, demographic and statistical mapping of Bolivia.
It has the responsibility for directing, planning, executing, controlling and coordinating the statistical system, promote the use of administrative records, both in public and private, to obtain statistical data as well as human resource training and creating awareness national statistics.

Brief history and other relevant background information
Brief history and other relevant background information
The origin of the National Statistical Institute dates back to 1863, when a section called the Ministry of Finance Statistics Bureau was created, which is named 1896 National Office of Immigration Statistics and Propaganda Geográfica. Subsequently, the unit became the Office of Statistics and Budgets under the same ministry.

The General Directorate of Statistics and Census, became the National Statistics Institute (INE) in April 30, 1970.

Legal basis
Legal basis
The law of the National System of Statistical Information, No. 141000 of October 1976 emphasizes main role of the Instituto Nacional de Estadistica (INE)in the statistics data processing.

Other producers of official statistics
Other producers of official statistics
Only INE is the produces of the official statistics.

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

Data collection
Most recent population census
5 September 2001
Access to administrative data
INE has access to the administrative registry data.
Data confidentiality
The respective law prohibits disclosure of the individual data.

Data dissemination
Release calendar (existence, when and how published)
INE does not publish a release calendar.
Main publications
List of publications and services are available on the website. Categories: National Accounts, Economic Statistics, Demographics, Social Statistics, Environmental Statistics.
Languages of main publications
Spanish, some explanations in English.
How are data disseminated (Paper, CD Rom, Website, online databases, databanks)?
Availability of microdata for research purposes
INE provides anonimous data on household surverys, population and housing censuses to public entities and private companies via agreement; moreover disclosure of this information to the third parties is prohibited (statistical secret).

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