DATE: March 3, 2014 NO. 14/2014
Launch of Dev Info and Strengthening Capacity Project
ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA Monday, March 03, 2014:The CARICOM Secretariat in collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will launch the Implementation of Dev Info and Strengthening Capacity Project, on Thursday March 6th 2014, at the Public Workers Union, Conference Room, Tanteen, St. George’s, at 1:00pm.
DEV INFO is a database system which harnesses the power of advanced information technology to compile and disseminate data related to human development, as reflected by the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s), and other priority areas. It is a tool for organizing, storing, and presenting data in a uniform way to facilitate data sharing at the country level across government department as well as Regional and International Agencies.
This Project would provide technical assistance and build capacity to the Central Statistical Office and Line Ministries in Grenada and other participating member states.
The overall objective of the Project is to enhance the capacity of participating countries and the OECS Secretariat to monitor progress and report on the Caribbean Specific Millennium Development Goals and other key thematic and cross-thematic development indicators. The enhanced capacity can enable fulfillment of reporting commitments to the CARICOM Secretariat the CDB, UNICEF and other agencies and can also encourage more evidence-based decision-making by officials and other data users in Grenada.
The project targets all line ministries and departments that produce information that are used for the monitoring of the Millennium Development Goals and the Caribbean Specific Targets and Indicators.
In this regard, the CARICOM Secretariat in collaboration with the Central Statistical Office is requesting the Media’s presence at this launch.