FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Elias dos Santos Ferreira, Director General of Statistics, Ministry of Finance Timor-Leste

Elias dos Santos Ferreira, Director General of Statistics, Ministry of Finance Timor-Leste, was jointed with National Directorate of Statistics since 2002 but in 2001 was project Manager for Poverty Survey 2001, 2007 and 2014.

In 2003 was Project Manager for Timor-Leste Demographic and Heath Survey in 2003, 2000/10 and 2016.

Project Manager for Population and Housing Census 2004, 2010 and 2015.

Elias was occupied National Director for Statistic since 2009 – 2013, National Director for Methodology and data Collection since 2013 – 2016.

In July 01, 2016 was occupied Director General for Statistics, Ministry of Finance up t now.

Elias was finalizing Master Degree in Magister Management in Gajayana University Indonesia and have experience more 28 years in the Statistics area.

The main responsibility is:

1. To collect, compile, analyze and publish statistical information relating to the social,  Demographic, commercial, industrial, financial, economic, environmental and general activities and condition of the people;

2. To collaborate with departments of Government in the collection, compilation and publication of statistical information, including statistics derived from the activities of those departments;

3.  To promote the avoidance of duplication in the information collected by departments of government;

4.  Generally, to promote and develop integrated social and economic statistics pertaining to the  whole of Timor-Leste and to each of the regions thereof, and to coordinate plans for theintegration of those statistics.