The Statistical Institute of Jamaica was established under the Statistics (Amendment) Act 1984 on April 9, 1984. The Institute has been invested with all the powers formerly vested in the Department of Statistics and previously the Bureau of Statistics (which came into existence in 1946) along with other powers.
STATIN has no formal agreement with JSIF but was a member of the ICBSP Steering Committee. This was formed during the preparation of the Project. The Committee met on a bimonthly basis to review progress in the preparation phase of ICBSP to ensure effective control in implementation.