China - Overall level of statistical capacity (scale 0 - 100)

The value for Overall level of statistical capacity (scale 0 - 100) in China was 78.89 as of 2017. As the graph below shows, over the past 13 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 80.00 in 2016 and a minimum value of 57.78 in 2006.

Definition: The Statistical Capacity Indicator is a composite score assessing the capacity of a country’s statistical system. It is based on a diagnostic framework assessing the following areas: methodology; data sources; and periodicity and timeliness. Countries are scored against 25 criteria in these areas, using publicly available information and/or country input. The overall Statistical Capacity score is then calculated as a simple average of all three area scores on a scale of 0-100.

Source: World Bank, Bulletin Board on Statistical Capacity (http://bbsc.worldbank.org).

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Year Value
2004 64.44
2005 64.44
2006 57.78
2007 61.11
2008 61.11
2009 62.22
2010 65.56
2011 68.89
2012 70.00
2013 70.00
2014 70.00
2015 70.00
2016 80.00
2017 78.89

Development Relevance: Statistical Capacity is a nation’s ability to collect, analyze, and disseminate high-quality data about its population and economy. Quality statistics are essential for all stages of evidence-based decision-making, including: Monitoring social and economic indicators, Allocating political representation and government resources, Guiding private sector investment, as well as Informing the international donor community for program design and policy formulation.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The Statistical Capacity Indicator score is calculated as the average of the scores of the 3 dimensions, i.e. Availability, Collection, Practice.

Aggregation method: Unweighted average

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Policy & institutions