The Nauru Bureau of Statistics is established as the central statistics office in Nauru. It works in close partnership with the Pacific Community Statistics for Development Division, where most statistical material is published.
Nauru Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is established as the central statistics office in Nauru. It works in close partnership with the Pacific Community Statistics for Development Division, where most statistical material is published.
NBS vision is: To be the central authority and major producer of credible and timely official statistics in an environment of evidence based decision making for sustainable development in Nauru.
The vision sets out the journey on which NBS is embarking to lead activities in the statistical arena to enable all agencies in the government of the Republic of Nauru to embrace and use the data which is widely available to make informed policy decisions.
The NBS mission is: To provide leadership and trust in official statistics fostering evidence-based decision making for sustainable social and economic growth in three phases:
- Coordination of the National Statistical System (NSS)
- Training and capacity building
- Mainstreaming of official statistics for policy, development and planning”
The mission represents the core of NBS business activities. Through the regular collection and compilation of statistics across a broad range of sectors that allow NBS to provide honest, quality, reliable and timely statistical information. NBS will assist clients and stakeholders to develop sound policies to improve the governance, of economic and social conditions which affect Nauru.
To improve and maintain the integrity and reputation of NBS, the values outline how we as an office interact and this value is also reflected in adherence to the 1992 Statistics Act as well as to the Public Service Act and relevant legislation.
The values are: honesty and integrity, accountability, initiative, responsiveness, accessibility, professionalism/institutional development and confidentiality/data security.
The key objectives for the statistics office relate to implement its core functions including:
- Vital Statistics latest data
- Support for IMF Article IV mission
- Nauru mini-census
- Nauru multiple indicator cluster survey
- Trade and CPI statistics
- Household Income and Expenditure Survey
- Census 2021
Director Ipia Gadebou
Nauru Bureau of Statistics
Department of Finance