Statisticians mull new approaches for 2020 Round of Census

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The CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), the Community’s Strategic Plan, and internationally agreed goals, including those from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, will be taken into account as preparations begin for the upcoming Round of Population and Housing Census.

This is in an effort to ensure that issues of importance to CARICOM Member States are considered and that there is greater harmonisation and comparability of the data that emerges from the exercise.

The next Population and Housing Census Round is in 2020, and the CARICOM Secretariat, earlier in May, held a workshop that is aimed at building on the approach that was used in the 2010 Census Round which saw a common core of questions being asked.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the three-day workshop on 16 May in Bridgetown, Barbados, Director, Regional Statistics, CARICOM Secretariat, Dr. Philomen Harrison, pointed out the reasons why the CSME, Strategic Plan and international goals were identified for inclusion. (more…)

Region moves to develop core indicators for 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

 

Dr. Philomen Harrison, Director, Regional Statistics, CARICOM Secretariat
Dr. Philomen Harrison, Director, Regional Statistics, CARICOM Secretariat

Regional statisticians began meeting in Roseau, Dominica, on Monday to develop core indicators as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) moves towards fulfilling the requirements of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At a Technical Workshop on the Indicator Framework for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, statisticians will craft robust recommendations on the core indicators for further review towards approval by the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians (SCCS) and ultimately to the organs of the Community for endorsement.

The meeting will also develop a Technical Working Group (TWG), procedures for its operation/functioning, and also make recommendations on its work programme and on the way forward. Member States have been keen on establishing the TWG and 10 have already volunteered to participate.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Dr. Philomen Harrison, Director, Regional Statistics at the CARICOM Secretariat, pointed out that the SDGs “will be it us for a long time, and therefore the development of this TWG and its work” were critical and timely. The SIDS framework SAMOA Pathway must also be taken on board, she said.   (more…)

UPDATED: PM Mitchell pushes collaborative approach to development of high quality statistics

 

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Prime Minister of Grenada, the Dr. the Hon. Keith Mitchell is on a mission to solicit increased support for the development of quality statistics.

His mission comes in the wake of the approval of the CARICOM Statistics Action Plan last year, and as part of efforts to advance the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

The Prime Minister, who is CARICOM’s Lead Head of Government with responsibility for Science and Technology, laid out his vision and plans Wednesday during an address to the PARIS21 Annual Board Meeting held in Paris, France.

Statistics, he said, had become an indispensable tool in the democratic process of countries, in all facets of society and in the development of sectors and industry. (more…)

Regional statisticians seeking to further develop sector – LIVE

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The region’s statisticians are today holding their ninth  Regional Statistical Research Seminar geared towards developing key recommendations  on the way forward for matters related to statistics.

Today’s event concludes a week-long series of engagements for the Statisticians, gathered in Willemstad, Curacao. Between Monday and Wednesday they convened the forty-first meeting of the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians (SCCS) under the theme “Improving the Lives of People – Advancing the Action Plan for Statistics in CARICOM”.  On Thursday they held the twenty-sixth meeting of the Regional Census Coordinating Committee which focused on country-readiness for the conduct of the Population and Housing Census in the 2020 round and the Regional Strategy of Support aimed at enabling harmonized census data across all CARICOM countries..

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People empowerment – focus of attention for regional statisticians

 

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Regional statisticians will today wrap up a three-day meeting which focused on “Improving the Lives of People – Advancing the Action Plan for Statistics in CARICOM”.

This forty-first meeting of the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians (SCCS) is part of a week-long series of engagements for the Statisticians, gathered in Willemstad, Curacao.  On Thursday they hold the twenty-sixth meeting of the Regional Census Coordinating Committee, and on Friday the ninth Regional Statistical Research Seminar.

The Standing Committee meeting hopes to advance a number of key issues in an Action Plan for Statistics which was endorsed by CARICOM Heads of Government at their recent 37th Meeting in Guyana.  That Action Plan addressed the need to strengthen statistical capacity to make statistics available to help achieve sustainable development and improve the lives and empower the people of CARICOM. (more…)