Approving and Adopting the Official Concepts and Definitions for Statistical Purposes for the Poverty Sector

NSCB Resolution No. 2
Series of 2007

APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE OFFICIAL CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES FOR THE POVERTY SECTOR

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 121 mandated the NSCB to prescribe standard concepts and definitions to ensure harmonization and comparability in the generation of official statistics in the country for national and sub-national development planning;

WHEREAS, the prescription of standard concepts and definitions for statistical purposes would allow for comparability of statistics across national and international boundaries;

WHEREAS, the various NSCB interagency/technical committees on statistics are working towards the formulation of official concepts and definitions for statistical purposes based on the following criteria: (1) the term is basically statistical and those referring to statistical indicators; (2) used in major surveys and administrative records based on Executive Order 352 and those that come out in the Philippine Statistical System publications; and (3) based on official United Nations standard concepts and definitions but adapted to the Philippine situation, and existing legal documents;

WHEREAS, after a thorough review, the Technical Committee on Poverty Statistics is recommending for approval of the Board the first batch of the official concepts and definitions for statistical purposes for the poverty sector (Annex-BR-02-2007-01a and Annex-BR-02-2007-01b);

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AS IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, that the Board approve the seven (7) official concepts and definitions for statistical purposes for the poverty sector (Annex-BR-02-2007-01a and Annex-BR-02-2007-01b), for adoption by all concerned government agencies.

Approved this 14th day of February 2007, in Pasig City.

 

Attested by:

 

ROMULO A. VIROLA
Secretary General