National Statistics, a Culture of Best Practice, and the Establishment of The National Statistical Institute of Trinidad and Tobago (NSITT): Imperatives for Securing National Development
Godfrey St. Bernard, PhD
The sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies
The University of the West Indies
Trinidad and Tobago
In Trinidad and Tobago, the Central Statistical Office (CSO) was established by the Statistical Ordinance Ch. 42, No. 11 of 1952. Within the territorial space of Trinidad and Tobago, the CSO was charged with the responsibility of census-taking; collecting, analysing, and publishing statistical information pertaining to commercial, industrial, agricultural, mineral, economic, social, and general activities, and conditions of the people within the territorial space of Trinidad and Tobago. Additionally, the CSO was also responsible for collaborating with other Government Departments that collected, compiled, analysed, and published data and statistical information that were produced within the wider national statistical system. Read more ...