Tuesday, February 20, 2018

No autonomy without transparency*

The lack of comprehensive, timely and accurate data has been, for a long time now, one of the most serious obstacles to proper planning and policy formulation in this country. The Central Statistical Office (CSO), which for a long time did not even have a home to call its own, has been widely and repeatedly criticised for its failure to provide such data. In April 2016 Moody’s, the rating agency, declared: “The absence of key macroeconomic data and the low quality of the statistical information represent important shortcomings relative to Baa-rated peers, 

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