Our Collection Authority

According to The FSM national and states statistical offices right to collect information is defined as follows: For more information click here [Statistics Act: Third Regular Session 1988; Public Law No. 5-77; Congressional Bill No. 5-256, C.D.1], The Division of statistics shall have the following authority to gather and compile statistical data at such times and for such periods as determined by the National Planner:
  • 1. To gather statistical information
  • 2. To design and prepare forms and questionnaires
  • 3. To undertake investigations and carry out censuses and sample surveys
  • 4. To select sampling methodologies used in sample surveys
  • 5. To request respondents to supply estimates where recorded data is not available
  • 6. To prepare programs relating to the acquisition of statistical information
  • 7. To consult or cooperate with any other person or body for the purpose of compiling statistical data
  • 8. To undertake any other necessary actions to fulfill its functions and responsibilities