The Commission has some guiding principles, regulating its activities, among
â€¢ Fulfillment of citizensâ€™ entitlement to public information.
â€¢ Decisions made strictly on professional considerations, scientific principles and
professional ethics regarding the methods and procedures for collection,
processing, storage and dissemination of statistical data
â€¢ Choice of the right sources of statistical data drawn from various sources such as
surveys or administrative records on the basis of quality, timeliness, costs and the
burden on respondents.
â€¢ Ensuring that individual data collected for statistical compilation shall be strictly
confidential and used exclusively for statistical purposes
â€¢ Adhering to the use of international statistical concepts, standards and methods so
as to promote consistency and efficiency of the statistical system.