Strengthening statistics in Grenada through legislation and strategy development
Strategy and Planning
A country’s statistical legislation provides a national statistical system with the jurisdiction to collect, access and disseminate official statistical information. It lays the foundation for statistical operations in the country.
To further strengthen the national statistical system, PARIS21 supported Grenada’s Central Statistical Office in the review of its Statistics Act, which was last updated in 1960. The revised act was successfully approved by the Grenada Cabinet of Minsters in 2017 and is currently awaiting approval by the Parliament.
Once the new Statistics Act is approved, the Central Statistical Office, now a department within the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Industry, hopes to become a semi-autonomous Statistical Institute.
In the meantime, Grenada is further strengthening its statistical system through strategy development. Grenada recently underwent an assessment of its national statistical system (NSS), which is intended to guide the development of strategies aimed at modernising and strengthening the NSS and improving the delivery of quality official statistics on the country. The review is in preparation for the formulation of the Grenada national strategy for the development of statistics (NSDS) that would align with the national development agenda and the sustainable development goals.