Ras Al Khaimah Statistics Center
RAK Statistics Center is a government organization that was created under Emiri Law No. (2) of 2016, aiming to promote statistical work in Ras Al Khaimah and to provide statistical data and information accurately, transparently and professionally in line with the best international standards and to strive to achieve the objectives and implement the competencies provided for in the law in creation thereof.
The law for the creation of the center provides that it is the sole source of official statistics on the Emirate’s level and the authorized entity to organize statistical work and surveys in this field, and that the center shall have an independent legal personality, having its own financial and administrative independence and the necessary legal capacity to carry out the activities that ensure the achievement of the objectives for which it has been created. The center is accountable to the Executive Council of Ras Al Khaimah, and it has a board of directors that was formed under the Resolution of the Executive Council No. (5) of 2016.
The objectives which the center strives to achieve according to Article (6) of the law in creation thereof are summarized in the construction of an integrated and developed statistical system, which contributes to advancing economic, social and environmental development within the Emirate by[MKA1] providing statistical support and the necessary data and indicators for decision makers to set out developmental policies. Furthermore, the center aims to regulate and develop statistical work in the Emirate and to provide accurate and reliable statistics for all users, and to ensure the implementation of surveys and specialized studies according to the internationally adopted scientific methodologies and methods.