Comments on: Puerto Rico’s flat budget Bridges, budgets, bonds Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:29:08 +0000 hourly 1 By: Cate_Long Tue, 20 May 2014 21:23:49 +0000 The executive director of the Institute of Statistics, Mario Marazzi Santiago, appeared before the Committee on Finance and Public Finance of the Senate and requested that the Office of Management and Budget reconsiders the decision to cut almost half the budget of the office that directs and exposed the urgent need to invest in the System Statistics Puerto Rico.
In his presentation to the view held by the Senate Budget Committee, Marazzi Santiago explained that systems Statistics Puerto Rico for decades is “extremely fragile historic neglected to invest” in it. This, according to the official, brought as a direct consequence that “public entities do not have the human capital and technological infrastructure to produce high quality statistics and claimed that the country needs.”

Since its inception, the Institute has had no car or drivers on their payroll or security personnel, or cell. Furthermore, using mostly open-source technology type to save on the purchase of software licenses, not spent on printing and everything, including multiple reports, is published digitally. “We have a small staff (11 people) but with a very high professional level. Also, invest in their training and we support to continue their studies. We benefit from offering internships to graduate students with excellent qualifications, so help us in our projects and they benefit from the experience. During its 6 years of operation, the Institute has met all the goals we have set and we have never exceeded a penny in our budget, “said Executive Director. el-presupuesto-del-instituto-de-estadist icas/