COMMUNICATION,ADVOCACY AND DISSEMINATION STRATEGY FOR THE BUREAU OF STATISTICS (BOS)
Dec 12, 2019
This Communication, Advocacy and Dissemination Strategy is developed for the Bureau of
Statistics (BOS) through the support of the European Union (EU) and United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP), under the Lesotho Data for Sustainable Development Project. It is aimed
at improving the visibility of BOS, raising its profile and improving its communications with
stakeholders, thereby aiding in the delivery of its mandate. It is meant to be used as a map to
guide the efforts of BOS to raise awareness about its mandate as well as mobilise support towards
a well-coordinated National Statistics System that is demand driven and culturally relevant.
Relevant, credible and timely data is critical for the processes of designing development
programmes and policies as well as monitoring and evaluating the country’s development. As
such, strong National Statistical System (NSS) is key for designing national policies and managing
results on socio-economic development. The BOS is responsible for coordinating, monitoring
and supervising the NSS. It is mandated by the Government of Lesotho through the Statistical
Act of 2001 to be the principal data collecting, processing, analysing and dissemination agency.