NO. 142 /2019 DATE: March 25, 2019
GOVERNMENT TO CONVERT CSO INTO A NATIONAL STATISTICS INSTITUTE
Government is solidifying its plans to convert the Central Statistics Office (CSO) into a National Statistics Institute that is independent and highly professional in the coordination of the data collection activities within National Statistical Systems.
Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell in meeting with the Division recently reiterated that since the correct data is critical to the decision-making process, the transition to an institute represents a win-win situation.
The Central Statistical Office (CSO) has already begun to put measures in place to increase the range and scope of the statistical data that it produces with the aim of expanding its reach to the public and private sectors locally, as well as regional and international organizations.
A proposal for the establishment of the Statistics Institute is currently being reviewed and will be submitted to Cabinet, while further consultation with key stakeholders, will get underway in due course.
The establishment of the institute would be in keeping with the United Nations fundamental principles of official statistics and the CARICOM code of good statistical practices. The benefits will include a higher level of independence, improved timeliness, data quality and analysis, factors that are expected to inspire even greater public confidence in the data being produced.
According to Dr. Mitchell, who is a statistician by profession, historically, not enough attention has been placed on the development of the Statistics Division. The Grenadian leader believes that a renewed focus on data specific planning will direct Government’s attention to areas of national priorities: centralization of services to cater to the needs of the citizenry, employment creation, health care and other essential service elements of government’s fundamental responsibility to provide opportunities for its people, critical to national development.
Dr. Mitchell said incorporating statistics and data analysis into the school system, to generate interest and develop the requisite skills in this area from an early age, is key to realising the importance of this field to the overall development of the country.
The Statistics Division is currently conducting quarterly labour force surveys for the first time and is also engaged in assessments to revise the Consumer Price Index (CPI) basket of goods and services.
The Prime Minister continues his staff engagement exercise with the next scheduled meeting with the Inland Revenue Division (IRD) inext week.
386 TRAINING IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION FOR INLAND REVENUE AND CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISIONS HAILED A SUCCESS
339 GRENADA TO DRAFT A COUNTRY PROGRAMME TO ACCESS CLIMATE FINANCE UNDER THE GREEN CLIMATE FUND (GCF)
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
204 NEW CUSTOMS OFFICERS RECEIVE TRAINING IN MONITORING AND CONTROL OF TRADE IN OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES (ODS)
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
58 November 3, 2014 - DISCUSSION OF DRAFT SCOCIAL COMPACT ON GBN TELEVISION – TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4TH, 2014
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
19 March 27, 2014 - GOVERNMENT AND DIGICEL SIGN AGREEMENT FOR INSTALLATION OF ELECTRONIC TRACKING SYSTEM DEVICES IN ALL GOVERNMENT VEHICLES
15 March 6, 2014 - GRENADA TO HOST ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ESD) PROJECT INCEPTION MEETING
11 February 26, 2014 - 3RD INSTALLMENT OF RETROACTIVE PAYMENTS TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND TEACHERS DEFERRED
10 February 25, 2014 - GRENADA CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISION ANNUAL AWARD AND RECOGNITION CEREMONY, 2014
8 February 12, 2014 - COMMITTEE OF SOCIAL PARTNERS MOVING STEADFASTLY TOWARDS THE FINALISATION OF A SOCIAL COMPACT