10.07.2013

PURPOSE OF FORUM

To engage Representatives of Governments such as Ministers and/or High-Level Government Officials, Heads of Regional and International Organisations, Other Policy-Makers, Researchers, Academicians and Other Users of Statistics and Statisticians, in an interchange on the prominence and urgency of Statistics given the Global Crisis.

BACKGROUND

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians (SCCS) have joined with the organisation - Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) - to convene a High-Level Advocacy Forum with the following objectives:

(i) gaining greater profile for statistics and its crucial role in understanding the magnitude and effect of the global crisis and its impact on the Region;

(ii) advocating for increased and urgent support to the development of statistics in the Community;

(iii) engendering improvement in the production of statistics in the national statistical systems in CARICOM; and

(iv) creating greater linkages between policy and statistics leading to increased use of statistics by policy-makers and other users.

For more details, see http://www.caricomstats.org/High_Level_Forum_on_Statistics.htm.


Documents
Summary Report
Evidenced-Based Decision-Making: Coordinated Support to Manage for Better Development Results
Evaluating national statistical systems in the CARICOM region: A Proposal
Development Of The Statistical Infrastructure In Member Countries
Brief of High-Level Advocacy Forum on Statistics
The Impact of the Economic Downturn on the Delivery of Official Statistics
Overview Of Caribbean Tourism In The Current Global Crisis – Status And Need For Better Tourism Statistics
Reform of the Statistical Infrastructure in the OECS in response to the Global Crisis
Role of Member States in the Development of Statistics in the Global Crisis
Improving the Responsiveness of National Statistical Systems in Small-Island Developing States to Current and Emerging Statistical Data Needs
Towards flexible and solid statistical systems
Managing bad weather – making greater use and better sense of statistics
Mobilisation of Resources: Support to the Development of Statistics in CARICOM (PPT)
Mobilisation of resources: Support to the development of statistics in CARICOM
Enhancing Capacity to Utilise Statistics in Support of OECS Integration and Development