The Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute is the research and training arm of the Philippine Statistical System.
The Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute (PSRTI) is mandated to conduct high quality, objective and responsive statistical research and training for the improvement of the quality of statistical information generated by the country’s statistical system. For its research function, PSRTI collaborates with the academe, data producers, and data users. For the conduct of its non-degree training programs, the training designs are focus on enhancing the quality of the statistics human resource base in the country. ”We envision PSRTI as a leading statistical research and training institute, taking a significant role in the development of a Philippine Statistical System that is characterized by independence, objectivity, and integrity. Therefore, it is our mission to upgrade the quality of statistics generated by the Philippine Statistical System through the conduct of high quality, timely, and responsive research and training.” Finally, PSRTI is the repository of all statistical researches and studies generated by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), and is tasked to back up files of data archives and other statistical databases of the Philippine Statistical System (PSS). • Legal Basis: The Statistical Research and Training Center (SRTC), the forerunner of the PSRTI, was created through EO 121 of January 30, 1987. Attached to NEDA per EO 149 of December 28, 1993 for policy coordination purposes. Became PSRTI through RA 10625, the “Philippine Statistical Act of 2013”, signed into law on September 12, 2013 • Functions: The core functions of PSRTI are provided for under Section 18 of the same RA. These are:
(a) develop a comprehensive and integrated research and training program on the theories, concepts and methodologies for the promotion of the statistical system;
(b) undertake research on statistical concepts, definitions and methods;
(c) promote collaborative research efforts among members of the academic community, data producer
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