The project is a study for State Statistical Bureaus, which is divided into two phases. In the first phase, we undertook a field study of the functioning of various units identified for the purpose of study and advice on specific steps to be taken for strengthening the State Statistical Systems in terms of prioritizing statistical activities for improving quality, content and timeliness as well as infrastructure support requirements to facilitate fine tuning the system to be effective and responsive. In the second phase we would analyze the state reports emerging out of the Phase I study and facilitate development of a comprehensive proposal for strengthening the state systems on uniform lines based on core commonalities. Our specific role was to carry out a systems study of all the existing hardware and software, client server computer systems and stand alone computer systems with specifications, web-servers, websites and Internet connection, operating system and application software’s, data volumes and capacity utilisation, number of software experts and data processing staff, qualification experience and levels of training of data processing staff. We also provided key inputs for the design of a comprehensive National Database Management System for all State Statistical Bureaus and conduct Business Process Reengineering to improve operational effectiveness.