Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
|Palestinian National Authority
Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)
|الجهاز المركزي للإحصاء الفلسطيني|
|Agency executives||Salam Fayyad, Head of Advisory Council
Ola Awad, President
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The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS or "PalStat") (Arabic: الجهاز المركزي للإحصاء الفلسطيني) is the statistical organization under the umbrella of the Palestinian Cabinet of the Palestinian National Authority. Since December 2012, it has been officially designated under the authority of the State of Palestine.
Despite considerable Israeli obstruction (see Nigel Parsons (2005): The Politics of the Palestinian Authority pp.200-201), the PCBS was able to arrange the voter registration for the Palestinian general election, 1996.
As well as providing statistics on the retail price index and other things one might expect in any country, the PCBS also provides statistics tailored to the particular issues faced by Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, such as their 2003 "Survey on the Impact of separation Wall on the Location Where it Passed Through".
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