NO. 42/2017 DATE: July 7, 2017
NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF STATISTICS (NSDS) TRAINING AND LAUNCH
ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, Friday, July 07, 2017: The Central Statistical Office, OF THE Ministry of Finance and Energy, is preparing to design a National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) as part of its efforts to strengthen the Grenada National Statistical System (NSS). This is being done with technical assistance from the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21). In this regard, a country training and High Level Launch is scheduled for 10-13 July 2017. The NSDS Training will be held on 10th, 11th and 13th July, 2017, at the Grenada National Stadium from 9am-4pm daily. The training will target key stakeholders within the National Statistical System of Grenada. The Launch will be held on 12th July 2017 at the Grenada Trade Centre Annex at 10am and will target Senior Officials in Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies as well as key representatives from the private sector including Non-Governmental Organisations. Prime Minister, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the Launch.
The objective of the training and the launch is to introduce the concept of NSDS as a national strategic planning tool for development and advocate for statistics strategic planning to be mainstreamed into the national development planning agenda. It is important for policy makers to see the value of evidence-based planning, to understand the critical role of statistics in achieving sustainable development and to see that better statistics results in better lives and ultimately better development outcomes.
During the training and in the following week of the training a comprehensive assessment of the Grenada National Statistical System will be undertaken by the PARIS21 consultant, Ms. Sonia Jackson, former Director General of the Statistics Institute of Jamaica (STATIN). The assessment is aimed at mainly establishing the current state of affairs and identifying statistical development needs for the medium term, taking into consideration national development goals and priorities and the monitoring and reporting requirements of the Sustainable Development Goals in the country.
These activities are being funded and facilitated by PARIS21 and hosted by the Central Statistical Office, Ministry of Finance and Energy. PARIS21 is a global partnership of national, regional and international statistics experts and policy makers seeking to improve evidence-based decision-making in developing countries. Prime Minister, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell has taken up the invitation to become a Board Member of PARIS21 as a key advocate for Statistics in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). As an initial activity in the preparation of the NSDS, PARIS21 assisted Grenada in the revision of its Statistics Act with the aim of strengthening the role of the Central Statistical Office in establishing an integrated statistical system in Grenada.
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315 INCREASED INVESTOR CONFIDENCE IN GRENADA LEADS TO OVER-SUBSCRIPTION OF EC.56 MILLION IN TREASURY BILLS
214 VALIDATION WORKSHOP: DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT OF THE CONSUMER PROTECTION LANDSCAPE IN THE OECS REGION
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200 GRENADA TO BENEFIT FROM REGIONAL DEMONSTRATION PROJECT FOR THE REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING SECTOR
197 OECS COUNTRY MISSION TO UNDERTAKE DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT ON CONSUMER AFFAIRS LANDSCAPES IN MEMBER STATES
196 ENERGY DIAGNOSIS AND POLICY EVALUATION WORKSHOP AS GRENADA MOVES FORWARD IN DEVELOPING NATIONAL ENERGY PLANNING GUIDELINES
84 Government to meet with Public Sector Unions to discuss new protocol for Statutory Bodies and State Owned Enterprises
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54 September 25, 2014 - LOCAL TEAM MEETING HELD FOLLOWING THE UN CONFERENCE IN SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (SIDS), SAMOA SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2014
53 September 25, 2014 - LOCAL TEAM MEETING HELD FOLLOWING THE UN CONFERENCE ON SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (SIDS), SAMOA SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2014
50 September 18, 2014 - THE NOU TO RECOGNISE INTERNATIONAL DAY 2015 BUDGET PREPARATION MOVING INTO HIGH GEAR
48 September 12, 2014 - THE NOU TO RECOGNISE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE OZONE LAYER
47 September 12, 2014 - THE NOU TO RECOGNISE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE OZONE LAYER
37 June 30, 2014 - JUNIOR OFFICERS OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISION PARTICIPATE IN BASIC TRAINING COURSE
36 June 30, 2014 - JUNIOR OFFICERS OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISION PARTICIPATE IN BASIC TRAINING COURSE
24 April 24, 2014 - NOU AND GRENCASE COLLABORATES TO PROVIDE TRAINING IN REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING FUNDAMENTALS
21 April 1, 2014 - GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS COMMENCE TALKS ON MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR HOME-GROWN PROGRAMME OF FISCAL ADJUSTMENT AND REFORMS
20 April 1, 2014 - REGISTRATION OF LICENSED NON-BANK FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN COMPLIANCE WITH FATCA
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