• Definition

    PCBS s Concepts and Indicators database (CIPD(


    In the framework of its permanent and organized endeavor to promote and consolidate the Palestinian statistics system on strong bases, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) perseveres on hard and purposeful work, to improve the quality of statistical work and its outputs to the best levels, and in all fields. PCBS represented by top management, believes in the importance of standardization and unification of statistical concepts if it is required to this Palestinian institution to move forward guided with clear strategy toward the desired goal, which is to build and consolidate the Palestinian statistics system.

    PCBS worked since the beginnings, on the commitment to scientific principles armed by the latest technologies available to counteract (with ability witnessed by everyone) the production of the correct and accurate statistical  concepts and indicators, on time, and present them to decision-makers and all users in order to be its contribution the required efficiency and milestone value in servicing building and progress.


    The production of reliable statistics locally and globally requires a wide range of basic information about the produced statistics, as well as adequate data on the subjects described by these statistics, the standardized concepts and indicators are an essential component of this information which named "Metadata", so the standardization of these concepts and indicators as the case with the methodologies and classifications used in implementation of surveys and studies is a prerequisite for the standardization of the statistical production and raise the level of it’s reliability.


    This database contains special link between statistical concepts and indicators, which has been added indicators related concepts on the one hand and to highlight the definition of the concepts contained in indicators on the other hand. In this context, PCBS  issuing statistical concepts and indicators provided to the public and decision-makers believer in the importance of developing such evidence in the hands of all partners within the service attentive statistical work.

  • Download
  • Related Links
Indicator Code Indicator Definition Measurement Method Unit of measure Geographical Covering Level Level of Details Data Source and Dessimenation Periodicity Related Terms