The Government of PNG through the National Executive Council (NEC) Decision No. 135/2010 deliberated on the lack of core statistics for informed decision-making and evidence-based planning and as a result directed relevant Government departments responsible for producing and using statistics to develop a National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) for the country.
A regular and consistent reporting on statistical products of National Statistical Systems (NSS) has
proven to be essentially necessary among developing countries for guiding their implementation of
National Strategies for the Development of Statistics (NSDS). It assists establish data gaps, and
challenges and issues why necessary statistics are not being produced in a timely manner.
Moreover, it provides information on who and when th e statistics should be produced, for how