The Economic Policy Unit advises the Taoiseach on policy aimed at promoting a sustainable and resilient economy with a particular focus on jobs, competitiveness, labour market, enterprise and skills issues. It maintains an overview of important sectoral or policy issues with wider economic impacts, including housing and pensions. It supports Cabinet Committee A which deals with the economy and its associated inter-departmental Senior Officials’ Groups. It monitors and reports on implementation of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs, a multi-annual, cross-governmental approach to support job creation. The Unit also coordinates Ireland’s National Reform Programme, which is produced and submitted to the European Commission annually. The Section also liaises, on behalf of the Department, with the Central Statistics Office (CSO) – the independent national body responsible for collating and publishing official statistics.