Regional statistics strategy preparation gets nod from CARICOM Heads


12 July 2017

Press Release - CARICOM

As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues to take steps to ensure that its decision-making is underpinned by quality data, Heads of Government last week endorsed the preparation of the Regional Strategy for the Development of Statistics (RSDS), one of the key aspects of the Action Plan for Statistics in the Caribbean.

Improvements in the availability of statistics for evidence-based decision-making, sustainable development of Member States, and the empowerment of citizens to hold governments accountable, are among the highlights of the Plan.

The RSDS will play a strategic role in strengthening statistics and improving its availability for evidence-based decision-making and will constitute a shared foundation upon which statistical capacity in the Region will be developed.

“There is a general agreement that we will need to engage aggressively and strategically with our development partners for support in a wide range of issues so as to future-proof our Region. This will be coordinated and spearheaded by the CARICOM Secretariat”

Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada

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