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Scope and Coverage

Chapter 1 - Management and coordination of the PSS

  • Institutional frameworks and principles (e.g., Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics); statistical policies (PSA Board); statistical development program (PSDP); organizational and legal aspects of the PSS (e.g., confidentiality, privacy, and security of data); coordination mechanisms; statistical financing; system of designated statistics, development of the administrative reporting forms review and clearance system (ARRCS), and statistical advocacy

  • Methodologies and standards for data collection and processing (for surveys and censuses and administrative data); development and maintenance of various statistical registers/master sample (household, business, establishment, enterprise, confidentiality and security); statistical standards and classification systems; data quality assurance framework

Chapter 2 - Statistical capacity development

- Human Resource Development
- Statistical Research and Development

  • Management and development of human resources (e.g., training, recruitment of statistics graduates, promotion of statistical profession as a career path as in universities’ and colleges’ curricula, professional/career program for statistician); cross-posting

  • Research and development, statistical research agenda

  • Institutional development in the PSS (e.g., organizational and staffing strategy, performance evaluation of statistical agencies and units in government); statistical research agenda; engagement of users/ stakeholders (i.e., capacity building of data users and data providers)

Chapter 3 – Statistical information management and dissemination

  • Improvement in data dissemination and warehousing (includes policies, methods, design and organization of output databases and data warehouses, microdata sharing, data dissemination thru the Internet, standards in data/metadata presentation, infographics, data visualization); statistical software; archiving; various modalities of information management and dissemination; data ecosystem, big data, open data, citizen generated data, administrative data, registers

  • Management and development of technological resources (e.g., electronic data processing, electronic data exchange, ICT strategies, archiving and warehousing facilities, web development, database development, GIS infrastructures)

Chapter 4 – International cooperation

  • International cooperation programs, conventions/conferences, seminars, expert group meetings; participation in international trainings, and workshops relative to the production and utilization of statistics, study visits, methodological development, standards, and capacity building.

  • ASEAN Community Statistical System (ACSS), ASEAN Cooperation in Statistics, ASEAN@50, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Cape  Town Global Action Plan, BIMP-EAGA, APEC, South-South cooperation

  • Coordination of statistical activities across international and supranational statistical organizations, includes work on the Database of International Statistical Activities, response to questionnaires, work of the Conference of European Statisticians, Statistical Commission and the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities

Chapter 5 – Population and housing statistics

  • Population and demographic statistics, population structures and growth, population projections, family/household statistics, population density, population growth rate (PGR)

  • Migration statistics (immigration, emigration, in-migration)

  • Housing needs and demands, dwellings, human settlements, urban renewal

Chapter 6 – Civil registration and vital statistics

  • Civil registration systems, documents, guidelines and processes
  • Births, deaths, and marriages

Chapter 7- Labor and employment statistics

  • Statistics on labour force, labour market, employment and unemployment, economically active population, labour conditions, health and safety at work (accidents at work, occupational injuries and diseases, work-related health problems), working time and other working conditions, strikes and lockouts, job vacancies, job creation

  • Statistics activities on labour cost, earning and wages, both for structural and short-term statistics

Chapter 8 – Education and culture statistics

  • Statistics on education (participation, literacy, institutions and systems, lifelong learning, Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and adult learning, student performance assessments, investments in education, impact of education)

  • Research, student financial assistance (e.g., scholarship, etc.) 

  • Statistics on cultural activities (theater, cinemas, museum,  libraries, mass media,  book production), expenditures and investments in culture and arts

  • Sports statistics

Chapter 9 – Health and nutrition statistics

  • Health and mortality related statistics including life expectancy, health status, health and safety, health determinants (including lifestyle, nutrition, alcohol abuse), morbidity and  mortality (including infant and child mortality), nutritional status, food consumption

  • Philippine National Health Accounts (resources and expenditures, health care systems), health personnel and its remuneration, hospital admissions, pharmaceutical consumption and sales, environmental health

Chapter 10 – Social protection statistics

  • Social welfare, social insurance, labor market interventions, social safety nets

  • Social services (education and health), measures to protect and empower poor/ vulnerable disadvantaged groups), social insurance

  • Measures to protect the people against the risks of inadequate incomes associated with unemployment, ill health, invalidity, old age, parental responsibilities, or inadequate income following the loss of a spouse or parent, etc., includes statistics on pension beneficiaries, social security schemes, social protection expenditure, etc.

Chapter 11 – Security, justice and peace statistics

  • Statistics on peace and order (justice, operation of criminal justice system, justice safety, victims, clear-up rates, prison population, illicit drug production, drug use, and drug trafficking, crime incidence, convictions, correction and jail management, armed conflict and peace process)

  • Security statistics (human rights including indigenous peoples’ concern, human security, insurgency, terrorism, human trafficking, smuggling, piracy, money laundering)

  • Statistics relating to disaster management (e.g. number of evacuees, number of functional shelters, swiftness of response to man-made and natural emergencies)

Chapter 12 – Governance statistics

  • Statistics on good governance and transparency (political and administrative dimensions)

  • Corruption statistics, election statistics

  • Statistics on voting turnout, participation in political and other community activities (trade union membership, social dialogue, civil society, social capital, etc.)

Chapter 13 – Macroeconomic accounts and statistics

  • National Accounts (GNI, GDP, I-O), implementation of the 1993 and 2008 SNA, business expectation surveys,  other economic indicators, debt-to-GDP ratios, improvement and regular updating of base year of national accounts and input-output

  • Balance of Payments (BOP), International Investment Position (IIP), Flow of Funds (FOF), Consumer Finance Survey (CFS), Consumer Expectations Survey (CES), household Debt

  • Measures of progress of society

  • All activities that are dealing with economy wide statistics

Chapter 14 – Industry, trade, services and investment statistics

  • Statistics on specific industrial activities of enterprises such as manufacturing, mining, construction, electronics, tourism, and other emerging industries

  • Statistics on service sector/industry (e.g., BPOs) and non-profit institutions, 

  • Statistics on foreign and domestic trade (e.g., exports and imports of good and services, and other cross border transactions in the BOP)

  • Statistics on foreign and domestic investments (e.g., foreign direct investments, foreign aid, development assistance, market access, tariffs, local business investments)

  • Economic activities of enterprises (business demography, business investment, business services, demand for services, industrial performance, enterprises by size class, industrial production, commodities, structure of sales and services, outputs of the service industries, non-profit institutions)

Chapter 15 – Agriculture and agrarian reform statistics

  • Agriculture, fishery and agrarian reform (e.g., farm structure, agricultural trade, agriculture and fishery labor, crop, animal and fishery production, agro-industries, food production and safety, fishery resource assessment, land distribution)

  • Statistics on land size, land use (i.e. per crop or livestock, aquaculture), number of farmers per type of commodity and by type of land ownership (i.e. tenant, landowner), costs and returns accounts

Chapter 16 – Energy and water statistics

  • Energy supply and demand, sources of energy such as petroleum, renewable energy, and alternative fuels; energy consumption; energy balances; oil pump prices and trend movements

  • Energy use, security of supply, energy markets, trade in energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, government expenditure on energy, electrification

  • Energy security, efficiency and conservation

  • Water as energy source

Chapter 17- Transport and infrastructure statistics

  • Statistics on various transport modes (air, rail, road, railway, maritime), transport infrastructures, equipment, road traffic (flows and accidents), energy consumption related to transport, transport enterprises (including public transport), passenger and freight transport, transport sector trends, road traffic accidents; collection of transport infrastructure accessed by persons with disabilities; value of goods and services transported within the Philippines

  • Statistics on physical and social infrastructure including construction (e.g., on public works; agriculture-related infrastructures such as irrigation; education and health facilities, waste management, housing construction)

Chapter 18 – Tourism statistics

  • Statistics on visitor activities (e.g, tourist arrivals/departures, overnight stays, accommodation, expenditures, purpose of visit) associated to different forms of tourism (inbound, domestic and outbound) with foreign and local breakdowns

  • Tourism-related industries, infrastructure, and employment

  • Tourism satellite accounts

Chapter 19 - Monetary, price and financial statistics

  • Government finance, fiscal and public sector statistics (e.g., statistics on debt, deficit, revenue/ taxes, expenditure, social security, state pension, and public sector employment)

  • Money, banking and financial market statistics (e.g., financial accounts, money supply, private sector insurance and pension funds, interest rates,  exchange rates, stock market indicators, securities, bank profitability, external debt)

  • Financial soundness indicators

  • Price indices (agriculture and non-agriculture); oil pump prices and trend movements

Chapter 20 – Science and technology and innovation statistics

  • Statistics on research and development (R&D) activities, technological innovations, patents, high-tech industries, knowledge-based services

  • Philippine S&T competitiveness and innovation indicators

Chapter 21 – Environment and natural resources statistics

  • Natural resource statistics (soil, land, water/ coastal/marine, air, forest, minerals), biodiversity, and protected areas, material flow analysis

  • Natural resources management (conservation, protection), sustainable development, land use, and land cover

  • Environmental health, environmental impact of industries (pollution, pollution index, degradation, wastes, natural hazards), environmental monitoring 

  • Climate, climate change and its impacts

  • Environment and natural resource accounts (wealth accounts), ecosystem accounts

Chapter 22 – Local statistics development

  • Subnational statistical policies, timeliness of release and collection of data and statistics

  • Coordination of the local statistical system

  • Generation of subnational statistics/local-level data, regional accounts

  • Compliance of LGUs and regional agencies to statistical policies, established methodological frameworks, standards and classification systems

  • Localization of SDGs

  • Rural development, regional accounts, regional typologies, and regional disparities

Chapter 23 - Income, poverty and hunger statistics

  • Measures of poverty, living conditions, social inclusion/exclusion, social  indicators, and social situation

  • Statistics on household income and expenditures from household viewpoint (all types of income and expenditure, distribution of incomes, in-kind income, income transfers received and paid, income or expenditure-based measures of poverty, poverty threshold, poverty incidence) hunger index, consumer protection, consumption patterns, consumer goods and durables, household wealth and debts

Chapter 24 – Statistics on children and gender and development

  • Gender equality, gender empowerment, gender responsiveness, living conditions and roles in the society

  • Comparison between men/women and situation of special population groups like children, youth, women, elderly, disabled, minority groups, etc.

  • Violence against men, women and children

Chapter 25 – Information society statistics

  • Statistics on information and communications technology (ICT) such as internet access and use, expenditure and investments, infrastructures (telecom networks, electronic communication, broadband networks)

  • E-commerce, e-government, e-learning, broadcast communications 

  • ICT services, trade in telecommunication (equipment)

Chapter 26 – Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Monitoring

  • Generation and compilation of indicators/data to address SDG targets, addressing data gaps in the SDG framework, SDG monitoring, efforts of Departments to achieve the goals

  • Utilization of the SDG indicators for evidence-based decision making

  • SDG-driven investment 

  • Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)