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Grenada receives equipment for transition to computer-assisted data collection

Grenada receives equipment for transition to computer-assisted data collection

OECS Media Release

As part of the OECS Commission's ongoing support to Member States to transition from paper to the computer-assisted mode of data collection, two desktop and three laptop computers were recently donated to Grenada’s Central Statistics Office.

Mr. Halim Brizan, Director of the Central Statistics Office in Grenada, expressed gratitude to the OECS Commission and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for the supply of computers to facilitate the new method of data collection.

“This new approach in administering and processing Grenada’s household surveys has greatly impacted our effort to build sustainable capacity in statistics,” Mr. Brizan added.

The OECS Commission is assisting National Statistical Offices (NSOs) to improve their statistical business process, an aspect of which includes reducing the cost and time taken for data collection and data processing.

The transition to the computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI) method to conduct household surveys is one area where capacity is being enhanced with support from the World Bank, CDB and other development partners. 

To date, Saint Lucia has fully transitioned to CAPI.  Antigua and Barbuda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. Kitts and Nevis are gearing up to use tablets for surveys to be conducted in 2018.  The NSOs in each of the OECS Member States have all been CAPI-trained and have received tablets to support their transition.

The supply of the equipment to Grenada was done under the CDB-funded Enhanced Country Poverty Assessment Project.

 

   This story aligns with OECS Strategic Objective No.4: Assure the Security and Well-being of Citizens.
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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has ten members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and Martinique.

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