Puntland statistics centre is the hub of statistical data activity in the state which is responsible for collection, processing and dissemination of statistical data through periodic publications. Puntland statistics centre is an attached department of the ministry of planning and international cooperation .The functions of the centre is to carry out data collection, to coordinate and support statistical activities across the Puntland state, to liaise with the Federal Statistical system, to provide advisory services to other statistical agencies and to prepare and disseminate Puntland indicators by collecting information through institutional sources as well as by conducting new censuses/surveys. It’s Head Office at Garoowe and two Regions field offices throughout the Puntland state.
Department of statistics was established in 1998 at the time of Creation of Puntland state of Somalia as a department in Puntland minister of planning and international cooperation. Since that the department mainly produced data for the Government and had limited productions, realizing the shortcomings of the system, the Department Was Transformed and established a Central Statistical Office (CSO) in 2015 as an Attached Department of the Puntland ministry of planning and international cooperation.
The office has the following sections;
The mission of the Puntland Statistical Office will therefore provide a full range of relevant and timely statistics on Population, Social and Economic activities for the National Executive, State agencies, Business and the individuals; thus, to provide the basis for information, decision making, research and discussion within the Community.
The vision of the office will be to produce relevant and accurate statistics that are comparable over time in compliance with the international, national and regional standards.
Support the minister in all aspects of statistics policies and standard. Data collection and entries, and safeguarding all the statistical resources and studies.
provide instructions for workers collecting and tabulating data