Regional Institutions and National Statistics Offices Collaborate to Improve ECCU Statistical Systems
Basseterre, St Kitts, 14 October 2009
A Data Development and Dissemination Programme has been developed to address the gaps in the statistical systems of the ECCU member countries., These gaps were identified at the International Conference on Statistics held at the ECCB Headquarters in September 2007 which highlighted the importance of statistics to the planning, effective implementation and measurement of the impact of social and economic development programmes in the region.
Over the next three (3) years, the ECCB, OECS Secretariat and the Directors of Statistics will be working closely together to strengthen the institutional arrangements for data management and to provide good quality, accurate, comprehensive and timely data.
The Data Development and Dissemination Programme will include:
1. Rebasing and modifying the national accounts to reflect the changing structure of the region