Regional statistics capacity-building project
Posted in: Projects | 21 April 2015Tweet
The Project for the Regional Advancement of Statistics in the Caribbean (PRASC), funded by the Canadian Government, is a seven-year initiative that begins this month. It is geared at strengthening the statistical system of the Caribbean in order to address identified gaps towards the improvement of socio-economic measures and to support evidence-based policy-making.
The project was launched against the background of the Community’s identification of statistical gaps in both social and economic statistics, which make it difficult for policy-makers to make informed decisions that benefit their countries and the Region. The gaps also pose challenges to monitoring key development measures in the areas of economic growth, poverty, health, education, and migration.