In July 2013 the CISO launched a new initiative to develop a Cook Islands Strategy for the Development of Statistics (CSDS), with the help of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21).
The Cook Islands is the sixth Pacific Island country to embark on developing a CSDS. Follow our progress and find the latest news and CSDS resources here.
The Cook Islands Strategy for the Development of Statistics (CSDS) process is meant to offer a means for developing statistical capacity across the country’s entire National Statistical System (NSS).
The purpose of developing an CSDS is to:
- provide a vision for where the NSS should be in five to ten years
- set milestones for getting there
- present a comprehensive and unified framework for continual assessment of evolving user needs and priorities for statistics and for building the capacity needed to meet these needs in a more coordinated, synergistic and efficient manner
- provide a framework for mobilising, harnessing, and leveraging resources (both national and international)
- create a basis for effective and results-oriented strategic management of the NSS.