The First Round Table of Donors of the Statistical Commission of the Central American Integration System (SICA-CENTROESTAD) will be convened on 18 March 2011 in Belize City, Belize. Participants will address a number of issues of particular relevance to the Regional Strategy for the Development of Statistics (RSDS) in Central America -- progress, projects, and long-term funding.

The SICA Secretariat-General (SG-SICA), in its role as Technical Administrative Secretariat of CENTROESTAD, has started work on designing the RSDS, which -- along with its associated action plan -- seeks to develop the regional statistical system for SICA, addressing the information needs of the regional integration process and thus improving living conditions in Central America.

CENTROESTAD is composed of the heads of national statistical offices of the SICA member states: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and the Dominican Republic.