The ACSS is a partnership between and among the national statistical systems of the ASEAN Member States (AMSs), the ASEAN Community Councils, and the ASEAN Secretariat.
The ACSS will, by 2015, be a forward looking and reliable provider of relevant, timely and comparable statistic in support of the ASEAN Community.
The ACSS will provide relevant, timely and comparable ASEAN statistics in support of evidence based policy and decision making and enhance the statistical capacity of the Member States and ASEAN Secretariat.
Who are the major partners?
The ACSS Committee as the highest regional policy-making and coordinating body on ASEAN statistics
The national statistical systems of all ASEAN Member States, with the national statistical office (NSO) as country focal point on ASEAN statistics.
The ASEAN Secretariat, through the ASEANstats, as the regional focal point of ASEAN statistics and the technical arm and secretariat of the ACSS Committee.
The ASEAN Community Councils, through its ASEAN bodies, as the primary stakeholders.
Towards an ACSS
The ASEAN Framework of Cooperation in Statistics 2010 – 2015 was adopted by the ASEAN Heads of Statistical Offices (AHSOM) and recognised by the ASEAN Leaders at the 17 ASEAN Summit in Hanoi, in October 2011.
Its primary objective is to strengthen the organisational framework and statistical capacity of the ASEAN Member States towards the establishment of an ASEAN Community Statistical System (ACSS) by 2015. An ACSS that is able to produce timely and comparable statistics in support of a rules-based ASEAN Community.