Summary of Success stories, good practices and initiatives identified to inform the Handbook


Success stories and good practices identified to inform the Handbook


Example of disaster precaution: During Hurricane Irma the location of the servers were secure due to how and where they were built as part of risk assessment


Formalised NSS statistics network - establishing a statistics network including governmental agencies which produce relevant public data.

The role of SDGs as a driving force in Barbados for development of the NSS


Developments in Statistics, PM as Statistics Champion, Initiating a Statistics Institute for SIDS


Implementation of a Strategy for the Development of Statistics in the CARICOM Region


Transforming statistical production processes – the Jamaican experience

·         Review of core statistical business processes and related quality assurance systems;

·         Development of STATIN’s value chain based on the Generic Statistical Business Process Model;

Shift from a functional view of the statistical production to  one focused on the  processes


STATIN use of eDaCs - an in-house developed electronic data collection system using tablets to inform chapter 8.3.5


Electronic Access to Administrative Data:  Reduced dependency on surveys – quarterly GDP, annual national accounts, tourism satellite accounts, employment and earnings


Development of STATIN’s quality assurance framework


Disaster precaution: weekly backups of data (internal servers) on tape which are in turn taken off-site.  Use of the World Bank’s cloud storage for surveys

St Kitts and Nevis

Statistical Advisory Body: In the case of SKN it is comprised of individuals inside and outside of government approved by Cabinet.  They make decisions on surveys and data collection activities

Saint Lucia

Accessing Geospatial data - Using a mobile application to collect GPS coordinates for every building on the island based on LiDAR, Light Detection and Ranging

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Disaster precaution: World Bank Caribbean Digital Transformation Program seeks to improve: capacity, storage, resilience, etc.


Statistical Governing Body: There is an Governing Board comprising different stakeholders which meets once a month


Disaster precaution: e-Store data off premise (Data-Sur) plus another location for security


Knowledge Management – The Case of the Population and Housing Census: Regionally Coordinated Approach in support of Census activities throughout the Region – A Best Practice


Promoting of careers in statistics-embedding it as a data science in the school


Regional Centre of excellence


Statistical Code of Practice   

CARICOM Quality Assurance Framework (CQAF) -

OECS Commission

Sub-regional committees to coordinate activities of International Development Partners


“Who wants to know” statistical handbook of statistical capacity in Latin American region.

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