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Country Profile of Guinea-Bissau

Main statistical agency
Main statistical agency name
National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC)
Web address
Position in the government
INEC reports to the Secretariat of State for Planning, Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Organizational structure and finance
INE is endowed with a public institute legal personality and enjoys technical and administrative autonomy.

At present the budget of INEC is provided through quarterly Treasury transfers to the account of the Institute.
Main duties
INEC functions: officially disclose, classify, code, compile and disseminate information statistics.

Brief history and other relevant background information
Brief history and other relevant background information
Despite the chronic lack of funds, material and qualified human resources, plus the lack of an appropriate legislation in the performance of statistical activity, the management activities in the sphere of production of statistics by the INEC, has been centralized at the successive Directors of Directorates, and the INEC is now responsible for transparent flow of information from technical and functional from the top to the bottom and vice versa.

Legal basis
Legal basis
The major law governing the statistical system in Guinea-Bissau is Law No. 1/91 of March 25, 1991. It guarantees statistical secrecy for the data collected and stipulates that any individual or legal entity is required to respond to official statistical surveys accurately and within established time limits. These provisions cover national accounts aggregates as well as socio-demographic statistics. They are cited in the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC) annual report.

Data collection
Most recent population census
1 December 1991

Data dissemination
Release calendar (existence, when and how published)
Data are disseminated simultaneously to all users. No advance release calendar is published.
Main publications
Guinea-Bissau in Figures 2005
Statistical Bulletin 2007
HICPs October 2008
MICS 2006
Human Development Report 2006
ILAP (Light Inquiry Assessment of Poverty)
Languages of main publications
How are data disseminated (Paper, CD Rom, Website, online databases, databanks)?
To improve the accessibility of official statistical information and promote knowledge of the Guinean reality at national and international level, the INE has created its website, open to millions of Internet users, which presents official statistical information available on various sectors of social life and economy.

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