The Statistical Institute of Catalonia (Idescat) is the frame responsible for official statistics in the region of Catalonia, Spain. It was created in December 1989 (Decree 241/1989 of 11 December), it is a provincial administrative body with legal personality, administrative and financial autonomy, and full capacity to act within its areas of capability, in accordance with Law 23/1998, on statistics in Catalonia. Presently it comes under the Ministry of the Vice-presidency and of the Economy and Finance, of the Government of Catalonia. The mission of the Statistical Institute of Catalonia (Idescat) is to provide high-quality and relevant statistical information, with specialized independence, and to coordinate the Statistical System of Catalonia, with the goal of contributing to the decision making, research and growth to community policies. Objectives Idescat, as a focused statistics organisation related with the Government of Catalonia, has the below mentioned objectives: â¢ Plan, produce and disseminate official statistics in accordance with European and International standards, and in particular, the European Statistics Code of Practice. â¢ Coordinate and ensure the quality of the statistics produced by all the societies that form part of the Statistical System of Catalonia. â¢ Support administrations in the assessment of policies and in the development and use of suitable information systems for their nursing and control. â¢ Strengthen the continuous improvement of quality in the production and dissemination of the statistics and in the management of processes. â¢ Promote the use of the statistical information for research aimed at improving the efficiency of public policies, respecting the ethical aspects and confidential use of data. â¢ Endorse training in the use and interpretation of the data in political areas, and by public managers, administrators, and also by inhabitants. Vision The obtainability and good organization of statistical information is vital for a country. Idescat must safeguard the coordination of the Statistical System of Catalonia with the following aims: â¢ To enable maximum efficacy in the planning, management, execution and evaluation of public policies. â¢ To errand transparency in public management and, accordingly, improve democratic control of public powers, and to promote the trust of citizens in the leading powers. â¢ To arouse social and economic growth. â¢ To allow social sciences researchers contact to related information thus helping to make sure their donations recover public rules.