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Country Profile of Benin

Main statistical agency
Main statistical agency name
Institut National de la Statistique et de l'Analyse Economique (INSAE)
Web address
Position in the government
The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis (INSAE) is a public organization, under the supervision of the Ministry of Statistics. The INSAE has legal personality and financial autonomy.
Organizational structure and finance
INSA is a Directorate General subdivided into five Technical Directorates, each corresponding to specific areas of intervention and Administrative and Financial:
1. The Directorate of Statistics and Economic Studies (DSEE)
2. The Directorate of Demographic Studies (DED)
3. The Directorate of Social Statistics (DSS)
4. The Directorate of Information Processing and Publications (DTIP)
5. The Directorate of Statistics Coordination, Training and Research (DCSFR)
The INSAE also includes the following bodies:
Directorate General for INSAE; the Board of Directors; the Board of Administration of the Institute.
Multi-annual or annual work program
The Institut National de la Statistique et de l'Analyse Economique (INSAE) has annual and medium term (3 or 5 years) programmes.
Main duties
Collect, analyze, and present to the government scientifically reliable statistics within the time agreed upon.
Produce and help to produce the encrypted information useful in decision making and management.
Provide the secretariat of the Conseil National de la Statistique.

Brief history and other relevant background information
Brief history and other relevant background information
Initially Territorial Bureau of Statistics under the Federal Service of Dakar in 1954, he became a service in 1956 and the Department of Statistics, the typing, the Economic and Demographic Studies in 1961. In 1962 he became a Division within the Directorate of Studies and Planning to become two (2) years later a Service. By Decree No. 358/PR-HCPT 14 September 1966, the Department of Statistics was created. This Directorate was established as Directorate General by Order No. 73/72 of 16 October 1973 establishing the National Council of Statistics (CNS) with the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis provides the secretariat.
In order to better fit into the trend of liberalization of the national economy and globalization in order to deal expeditiously with its mission to assist the development of statistical activity, the INSAE acquired in April 1997 Status of Office, a public scientific under the supervision of the Ministry of Statistics. Since January 1999, 73/72 Order is replaced by the law N ° 99-014 of 12 April 2000.

Legal basis
Legal basis
Decree No. 97-168 of 07 April 1997 approving the Statutes of the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis (INSAE).
The Statistics Law covers the issues of statistical confidentiality, surveys' approval, and citizens' obligation to answer survey questions.

Other producers of official statistics
Other producers of official statistics
Health and education statistics produced by the respective ministries.

Statistical advisory bodies
Statistical advisory bodies
The National Council of the Statistics has about a hundred members and operates as an advisory body.

Data collection
Most recent population census
11 February 2002
Access to administrative data
INSAE has access to the following data: customs declarations, the marital status register, and tax declarations.

Data dissemination
Release calendar (existence, when and how published)
For the periodical publications, such as price indices, release calendar is published on monthly basis.
Main publications
Projections of the population of Benin by State From 2002 to 2030
Summary Report of the Integrated Modular Survey on Living Conditions of Households (EMICOV)
Final Report of the Demographic and Health Survey 2006
Statistics Yearbook
Bulletin of Statistics
Business Specifications
Economic Accounts
Harmonized Indices of Consumer Prices
Point cyclical
Statistics of Foreign Trade
Social Scoreboard
Languages of main publications
How are data disseminated (Paper, CD Rom, Website, online databases, databanks)?
Availability of microdata for research purposes
The data used for research purposes is always anonymous.

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