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To provide high quality statistical products and services to support social and economic development of the country.


1. To provide relevant, reliable, and timely statistics to facilitate planning and evidence-based decision making. 

2. To ensure that the compilation and dissemination of statistics are in accordance with scientific principles, professional ethics and international standards.   

Core Values:

1. Integrity – Perform task with highest moral and ethical standards (Thadamtse);  

2. Professionalism – Discharge duties competently, diligently, efficiently and effectively with humility and sensibility;  

3. Accountability – Be accountable in all operations at all levels to build trust and confidence in the statistics produced; 

4. Teamwork – Work as a team and in a coordinated way with entities within and outside of the statistical system;  

5. Adaptability – Respond to change with a positive attitude and willingness to learn and adopt innovations and emerging technologies to deliver the mandate. 

Mandates of the National Statistics Bureau:

1. Act as the central authority and custodian of the national statistics;

2. Streamline and strengthen the statistical system in the country;

3. Plan, coordinate, and conduct national surveys and censuses;

4. Publish regular statistical reports;

5. Validate, authenticate, and disseminate national statistics both

nationally and internationally;

6. Maintain a Data Repository System for all statistical activities;

7. Ensure uniformity in the concepts, definitions, and classifications to

enable comparison of data at the national and international level;

8. Act as a clearing-house for the collection and release of any official data;

9. Provide statistical trainings and professional guidance in collecting,

processing, analyzing, and reporting statistical data;

10. Undertake tasks relating to international statistical cooperation;

11. Serve as the parent agency for the statistical services in various

government agencies; and

12. Strengthen and streamline administrative data collection validation and