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  LISGIS Profile »

1.    BACKGROUND

The Liberia Institute for Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS) was established by an Act enacted by the National Transitional Legislative Assembly (NTLA) and approved by the Chairman of the National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL) on July 22, 2004. The Act is known as “The Liberian Code of Laws Revised, As Amended, By Adding Thereto A New Chapter 50A., and as indicated in Section 50A.1 its short title is known and cited as the “National Statistics and Geo-Information Act”.

The Institute was created in July 2005 by spinning off of the Statistical Department of the Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs. The staff and other resources of the Department including the Deputy Minister have duly been transferred to the LISGIS.

2.    GOALS, OBJECTIVES, POWERS, FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Goals:  The goals of LISGIS are to:

1.Establish, develop and maintain a holistic National Statistical and Spatial Data System (NSSDS) and an integrated National Statistical and Spatial Database (NSSD); and

2.Coordinate, monitor and supervise the NSSDS and NSSD to allow for the provision of holistic gender and geographic sensitive analysis for timely, relevant and acceptable standards of information to institutions of the Government, the business and the wider national and international communities.

Objectives:  The objectives of LISGIS are to:

1.Serve as the prime, authoritative agency of Government responsible for collecting, managing, coordinating, supervising, evaluating, analyzing, disseminating and setting quality standards for statistical and associated geo-information for overall national socio-economic reconstruction and development; and

2.More specifically, formulate and implement national strategies, programs and policies for the development and management of a National Statistical and Geo-Information System and an integrated gender and environment sensitive National Statistical and Spatial Database in Liberia.
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KEY INDICATORS
- External Trade Published on Dec 13th, 2013
 
The section External Trade relied mainly on data obtained from the Customs and Excise entry bills and declarations in ASYCUDA files captured at customs entry points throughout the country and other notable Government Institutions responsible for export documentation.
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- CPI Published on Dec 20th, 2013
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures changes overtime in the general level of prices of goods and services that households acquired, (use or pay for) for the purpose of consumption.

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- Labor Force Survey Published on Dec 21st, 2013
The Objective of the Labor Force Survey is to


  • Determine the size and composition of the labor force, classified by key variables such as sex, age. County, education, skill levels, institutional sector, industry, occupation and employment status

  • Provide details on the various components of the labor force (the employed, unemployed, with special information on those who are underemployed)

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- LDHS Published on Dec 21st, 2013
The Objective of the LDHS is to

  • Provide data on education, fertility, family planning, child and maternal mortality, sexual behavior, maternal health, nutrition, child health, malaria prevention, HIV/AIDS knowledge and behavior
  • Measure MDGs other indicators
  • Obtain a population-based estimate of HIV prevalence among adults age 15-49

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