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  • Photo of More steps underway to produce high quality statistics

    More steps underway to produce high quality statistics

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is embarking on a project to strengthen capacity to measure the contribution of international trade in services to the economies of Member States by their trading partners. The project is to be funded by the European Union under the Tenth European Development Fund (10th EDF). The general objective of the project is to provide the decision-makers in…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads of Government endorse Action Plan for Statistics

    CARICOM Heads of Government endorse Action Plan for Statistics

    The necessity to underpin any action towards growth, development and empowerment of the peoples of CARICOM with statistically sound evidence has been the consistent rallying cry of statisticians. Regionally, there is an increasing demand for better data to inform decision-making. But that demand has exposed deficiencies in the statistical offices and has prompted undertakings to better equip statistical offices with…

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  • Photo of Jamaica leads region in surveys, statistics

    Jamaica leads region in surveys, statistics

    JAMAICA is leading the region in terms of the administration of surveys and statistics. “Jamaica is the country in the Caribbean that produces the most statistics and on the most frequent basis,” says Director General at the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), Carol Coy. She said a number of countries in the region do not produce the types of surveys…

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  • Statistics workshop underway in Trinidad and Tobago

    A statistics workshop focusing on National Accounts is now underway in Trinidad and Tobago. The Workshop, which began on Monday, concludes on Friday. It is being conducted as part of the CARICOM Project – Improvement in the Production and Dissemination of the System of National Accounts, which is funded by the European Union (EU) under the Tenth European Development Fund…

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  • Photo of CDB supports data revolution for Caribbean development

    CDB supports data revolution for Caribbean development

    April 25, 2016, KINGSTON, Jamaica – National population and housing censuses provide data that could help countries in the Caribbean Region improve decision-making, accountability, and address development challenges such as inequalities in employment, education and wealth. As Caribbean nations answer the call for a global data revolution, they continue to tackle statistical capacity challenges. On Monday, April 18 representatives from…

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  • Photo of CDB Supports Drive For Better Data To Boost Caribbean Development

    CDB Supports Drive For Better Data To Boost Caribbean Development

    ST. MICHAEL (CDB) — In 2012, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved financing for a collaborative project with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. The project involved enhancing the capacity of countries in the Region and the OECS Commission to compile and disseminate data on human development. The Implementation of DevInfo and Strengthening Capacity…

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  • Photo of Pursue more vibrant statistics agenda – Dr. Philomen Harrison

    Pursue more vibrant statistics agenda – Dr. Philomen Harrison

    Regional statisticians and stakeholders in the sector are meeting in Bridgetown, Barbados, this week on the heels of the observances earlier this month of Caribbean Statistics Day and World Statistics Day, both celebrated under the theme ‘Better Data, Better Lives’. The Barbados meetings are the 40th Meeting of the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians (SCCS); the 25th Meeting of the…

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  • Photo of Collaborate to ensure investments made in statistics – UN SG

    Collaborate to ensure investments made in statistics – UN SG

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon is urging all partners and stakeholders to collaborate to ensure investments are made in the field of statistics towards the achievement of sustainable development. The UN Secretary-General made the call in a statement to mark World Statistics Day which is being observed today . World Statistics Day follows Caribbean Statistics Day on 15 October. On…

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  • Photo of Invest in improvement of statistics – SG urges Member States

    Invest in improvement of statistics – SG urges Member States

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has urged Member States to invest in the improvement of the production of statistics to support and guide sustained Regional economic and social development. He also commended statisticians in the Community for their efforts in the face of resource constraints that the Region was confronting. In a message to mark CARICOM Statistics Day…

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  • Photo of Regional statistics stakeholders meet to chart way forward post-2015

    Regional statistics stakeholders meet to chart way forward post-2015

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Officials involved in the field of statistics will next week begin a four-day training session that will focus on the status of and requirements for the Region as it prepares for the post-2015 era. The Training Workshop by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, with support from the Tenth European Development Fud (EDF), will be…

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