The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) is the institution officially assigned with the collection, processing and publication of statistics to be used by policymakers, in practice and for research in different areas. It is a government department that resorts under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Economy, Communication, Energy and Environment.
Objective statistical information is vital to an open and democratic society. It provides a solid foundation for informed decision-making by elected representatives, businesses, unions and non-profit organizations, as well as the general individual Aruban population. It’s also recognized as an inexhaustible source for scientific research.
Mission & Vision
The Central Bureau of Statistics is determined to contribute to a better informed public, by means of data-collection, data-analysis and data-dissemination, consistent with international standards and principles. This in order to effectuate sustainable decision-making and monitoring based on undisputed and available scientific information. The mission of the CBS is to compile and publish reliable, objective, integrated, coherent and timely statistical information that is relevant and easy accessible for practice, policy and research.
Variety of societal aspects
The information CBS Aruba publishes incorporates multiple societal aspects, from macro-economic developments, such as economic growth, tourism, international trade and consumer prices, to socio-demographic issues such as migration, education, poverty and health.
CBS Aruba aims to reduce the administrative burden for companies and for the general public as much as possible. To this end it uses existing administrative registrations of both government and government-funded organizations. CBS Aruba will conduct only complementary surveys among companies and private persons, when administrative data is unavailable. Companies are usually obliged by law to supply information to CBS Aruba and can be forced to cooperate under certain circumstances.
CBS relations – Stakeholders
CBS Aruba has a wide range of stakeholders. These are groups that we depend on to supply data and share expertise as well as those that benefit from the information we produce.
CBS Aruba’s commitment to keeping the confidentiality of the information obtained from the Aruban society is protected in the Statistics Act and the Bureau’s various privacy policies and practices related to data collection, analysis and distribution activities.
CBS Aruba is fully committed to protecting the confidentiality of the personal information provided by our clients who filled in the feedback or job-offer form. This information is used only to improve our service and to provide feedback.
Statistical Information – Ensuring relevance
Emerging issues trigger demand for new kind of data. Maintaining the relevance of our program by meeting these information needs, is one of CBS Aruba’s primary goals.
Downloadable statistical information is free of charge. Besides already available information, CBS Aruba offer clients also specialized services and specialized products. The required time of preparation and production will vary, depending on the nature of the service or the kind of information required.
CBS Aruba provides information of broad interest to the general public free of charge via its website. CBS Aruba recovers the costs of providing specialized products and services to various groups and individuals. The fees for this kind of service are based on factors such as complexity of the request, the time required to conduct the work and the technology required.
CBS Aruba is committed and obliged by law to respect the privacy of individuals, whether you are a respondent to one of our surveys, a client who is purchasing a product or service or a user of our website. All personal information created, held or collected by CBS Aruba is protected by the Statistics Act. This means that you will be either asked for permission to collect your information or advised of the authority for such collection.
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