translated from Spanish: José Ramón Valente calls for assistance to the OECD after the INE’s new controversy

“The INE is an institution that has long been with problem As and showing symptoms of methodological weakness in their processes, “said the minister of Economy, José Ramón Valente, departing from the recognition of the director of the institution Guillermo Pattillo regarding a possible” evidence of manipulation “of figures from the IPC corresponding to August and September of 2018.
In his statement to the press, the Secretary of state added two new data to those already raised by the director of the INE: one, which the institution knew of the irregularities since last Monday, it is worth saying since May 6: and second, that in August and September the IPC infor Was a 0.1 above what would have corresponded.
The Minister noted that the case was uncovered thanks to the internal audit unit created by “Government instruction” in September last year, a unit responsible for checking internal processes.
In addition, it justified the proposal of the autonomous INE that is processed in the Congress, for which it informed that an OECD specialized team was asked to carry out a comprehensive diagnosis of the current INE and to give recommendations “that allow us to have an INE that Live up to the importance and challenges facing the institution, with standards from developed countries. Part of these recommendations, if applicable, will be integrated into the INE’s bill. ”

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