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

The value for Overall level of statistical capacity (scale 0 - 100) in Iraq was 52.22 as of 2017. As the graph below shows, over the past 13 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 52.22 in 2017 and a minimum value of 32.22 in 2004.

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 32.22
2005 40.00
2006 40.00
2007 45.56
2008 51.11
2009 41.11
2010 41.11
2011 46.67
2012 50.00
2013 50.00
2014 46.67
2015 52.22
2016 50.00
2017 52.22

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