World Bank and OECS conduct Regional Microdata Documentation Workshop

World Bank and OECS conduct Regional Microdata Documentation Workshop

OECS Media Release

The World Bank, in collaboration with the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, conducted an OECS Microdata Documentation Regional Workshop during the week 13-17 February, 2017. The workshop was organised to support the implementation of the OECS Regional Strategy for Development in Statistics (RSDS) and to respond to requests of OECS Member States expressed at the Eighth Living Standards Measurement Committee (8th LSMC) Meeting.

The main objective of the five-day workshop was to provide training on the international standards used for the preservation and documentation of survey and census data. The training utilised a Metadata Editor to prepare documentation according to the Data Documentation International (DDI). The DDI is an international standard used in survey archives around the world and involves sessions of instruction by facilitators, as well as practical sessions, where participants have an opportunity to document surveys from their various agencies.

It is the hope of the planning committee that, after the week-long session, participants would have gained the skills needed to document and preserve survey microdata according to international standards and subsequently produce documentation for surveys from their agencies.

The workshop, held at the Coco Palm Resort in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia, was facilitated by a team from the World Bank who manage the World Bank’s Microdata Library and the International Household Survey Network survey catalog. Participants included a four-member delegation from the OECS Commission and representatives from National Statistics Offices (NSOs) within the OECS Region with responsibility for the preservation and dissemination of survey data and results.

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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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