The Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute (PSRTI) is the research and training arm of the Philippine Statistical System (PSS). Mandated by Republic Act No. 10625 or the Philippine Statistical Act of 2013 and as an attached agency of the National Economic and Development Authority, the PSRTI carries out its dual function primarily for the development of statistical theories, concepts, and methodologies in support of a statistical infrastructure that is compliant with the demands of national development.
The PSRTI is formerly known as the Statistical Research and Training Center (SRTC) which had a directive to undertake collaborative research projects and provide statistical training services for the continuous improvement of the Philippine Statistical System.
The Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute (PSRTI) is mandated to conduct high quality, objective and responsive statistical research and training for the improvement of the quality of statistical information generated by the country’s statistical system. In undertaking its research function, PSRTI collaborates with the academe, data producers, and data users. Its non-degree training programs are designed to upgrade the quality of the statistics human resource base in the country. Finally, PSRTI is the repository of all statistical researches and studies generated by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), and is tasked to back up files of data archives and other statistical databases of the Philippine Statistical System (PSS).
We envision PSRTI as a leading statistical research and training agency, taking a significant role in the development of a Philippine Statistical System that is characterized by independence, objectivity, and integrity. Therefore, it is our mission to upgrade the quality of statistics generated by the Philippine Statistical System through the conduct of high quality, timely, and responsive research and training.
The core functions of PSRTI is provided for under Section 18 of the Republic Act No. 10625, namely:
The PSRTI Mission and Vision is visually embodied in the official logo:
The Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute aims to be Professional, Service-Oriented, Responsive, Team-Based, and with Integrity in responding to the statistical research and training needs of the public is serves.
The PSRTI commits to its mandated functions in the Philippine Statistical System which focuses on the upgrading of researches and training courses on statistical concepts, definitions, theories, and methodologies characterized by independence, objectivity, and integrity.
The PSRTI Quality Policy is anchored on the achievement and sustainability of high-quality research and training services rendered in a Professional, Service-Oriented, Responsive, Team-Based, and with Integrity. It is manifested in the following parameters: