The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is an institutionally and professionally independent administrative authority, established by the Government for the coordination of the national statistical system and the development and production of official statistics.
The autonomous role of the NBS is clearly stated in Article 7 of the law on official statistics. The NBS independently decides on statistical methods, standards and procedures as well as on the content and timing of publishing statistical information. Any interference in the activity of the central statistical authority, the NBS and its territorial statistical offices (TSOs), is prohibited by law. The NBS is managed by the director general (DG) who is appointed by the Government for a term of five years.
The position of the DG cannot be held by the same person for more than two terms. Article 8 of the new law on official statistics defines the position of the DG. It could be more clearly stated in the law that the DG decides on statistical methods, standards and procedures as well as on the content and timing of publishing statistical information. Currently, this responsibility is addressed to the organisation.
Source: Global Assessment of the National Statistical System of the Republic of Moldova (2019)