The Venezuelan Central Bank, the National Institute of Statistics and various executive branch agencies are developing new mechanisms to measure the impact of the government's social programs.
Referring to the effects of Mision Mercal on inflation, Minister for Nutrition Erika Farías, said "the current indices and methods are neither ours nor caribbean. They are imported from elsewhere." On that basis, and following the head of state's innitiative, "we have to invent the indices to measure the revolution." She added that this is a very complicated matter, and they will have to take into account variables such as "mathematics and love."