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

The value for Overall level of statistical capacity (scale 0 - 100) in Samoa was 57.78 as of 2017. As the graph below shows, over the past 12 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 57.78 in 2017 and a minimum value of 48.89 in 2010.

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
2005 55.56
2006 52.22
2007 50.00
2008 51.11
2009 53.33
2010 48.89
2011 48.89
2012 51.11
2013 53.33
2014 53.33
2015 53.33
2016 54.44
2017 57.78

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