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

The value for Overall level of statistical capacity (scale 0 - 100) in Tonga was 52.22 as of 2017. As the graph below shows, over the past 12 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 58.89 in 2012 and a minimum value of 46.67 in 2013.

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 53.33
2006 52.22
2007 56.67
2008 57.78
2009 58.89
2010 58.89
2011 58.89
2012 58.89
2013 46.67
2014 50.00
2015 47.78
2016 52.22
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