about the psrti

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 guided by a comprehensive and integrated Research Agenda. The agenda is continuously updated to consider current and emerging needs of the Philippine Statistical System (PSS) and carry out responsive and relevant research programs.

The major thrusts of the current Research Agenda are:

  • Development or improvement of existing statistical concepts and definitions;
  • Development of methodologies and statistical techniques; and
  • Development of relevant indicators to address current and emerging needs of a particular sector, or PSS in general.


The PSRTI conducts non-degree training programs to upgrade the quality of statistical personnel and expand the statistics manpower in support of the needs of the Philippine Statistical System. This is done through two types of training courses: Regular Training and Customized Training.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all training services are being conducted online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. The PSRTI invites the best-qualified resource persons to handle each training course, which is composed of lectures, interactive discussions, and enriching workshops to ensure maximum learning and retention. Each course is also professionally handled by training coordinators who are happy to address every participant concern, from course content to technical aspects.


The Library was established primarily to serve as a source of information for PSRTI’s employees and clients in conducting researches and training activities. The Library is open to all users from private institutions, non-government organizations and students, to provide source that includes books, government publications, technical journals, research studies, theses and dissertations. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, library services are suspended until further notice.