Maldives Bureau of Statistics (MBS) is the lead agency of the Maldives Statistical System (MSS) headed by the Chief Statistician appointed by the President of Maldives. MBS is responsible for providing official statistics on social, economic, environment and many other sectors. MBS is located under the broad Umbrella of Ministry of National Planning, Housing & Infrastructure

Functions of MBS

The functions of the MBS are stipulated in the Maldives Statistics Act (Act no: 16/2021) as follows;

  • Be the principal data collecting and dissemination agency responsible for co-ordinating, monitoring and supervising the MSS
  • Develop and implement regulations on statistics collection, security in management and storing and dissemination standards and guidelines
  • Develop national statistical classifications, coding systems and metadata standards
  • Maintain standardization in the collection, analysis and publication of statistics to ensure uniformity in quality, adequacy of coverage and reliability of statistics information