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Regional Statistics

Timely and reliable statistical information enables informed decision making. At the CARICOM Secretariat, the Regional Statistics Programme compiles and disseminates data   for and from the CARICOM Member States and Associate Members. This is done via a number of regional statistical databases and online data dissemination.

The Regional Statistics Programme also undertakes as a core function, statistical capacity building to foster an enabling environment for statistical development among Member States.  

In 2015, the substantial  work in regional statistics will focus on providing statistical information to accelerate implementation and use of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy. Major activities include facilitate regulatory and... Read more

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Regional statisticians seeking to further develop sector – LIVE

Posted: 28 October 2016 - Press Releases
The region’s statisticians are today holding their ninth  Regional Statistical Research Seminar geared towards developing key recommendations  on the way forward for matters
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Region observes Caribbean Statistics Day

Posted: 14 October 2016 - Press Releases
Caribbean Statistics Day will be observed on Saturday, 15 October, 2016, ahead of World Statistics Day on 20 October. The theme of Caribbean Statistics Day is Improving the Lives of People
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September focus on statistics

Posted: 27 September 2016 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community( CARICOM) Secretariat earlier this month participated in a series of meetings that were geared at promoting the production and use of quality statistics in the
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More steps underway to produce high quality statistics

Posted: 31 July 2016 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is embarking on a project to strengthen capacity to measure the contribution of international trade in services to the economies of Member States by their trading
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CARICOM Heads of Government endorse Action Plan for Statistics

Posted: 20 July 2016 - Press Releases
The necessity to underpin any action towards growth, development and empowerment of the peoples of CARICOM with statistically sound evidence has been the consistent rallying cry of statisticians.
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Jamaica leads region in surveys, statistics

Posted: 28 June 2016 - Regional News
JAMAICA is leading the region in terms of the administration of surveys and statistics.“Jamaica is the country in the Caribbean that produces the most statistics and on the most frequent
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Statistics workshop underway in Trinidad and Tobago

Posted: 14 June 2016 - Press Releases
A statistics workshop focusing on National Accounts is now underway in Trinidad and Tobago.The Workshop, which began on Monday, concludes on Friday. It is being conducted as part of the CARICOM
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CDB supports data revolution for Caribbean development

Posted: 25 April 2016 - Regional News
April 25, 2016, KINGSTON, Jamaica – National population and housing censuses provide data that could help countries in the Caribbean Region improve decision-making, accountability, and address
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CDB Supports Drive For Better Data To Boost Caribbean Development

Posted: 18 March 2016 - Regional News
ST. MICHAEL (CDB) -- In 2012, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved financing for a collaborative project with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Caribbean Community
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Pursue more vibrant statistics agenda – Dr. Philomen Harrison

Posted: 27 October 2015 - Regional News
Regional statisticians and stakeholders in the sector are meeting in Bridgetown, Barbados, this week on the heels of the observances earlier this month of Caribbean Statistics Day and World
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Collaborate to ensure investments made in statistics – UN SG

Posted: 20 October 2015 - Regional News
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon is urging all partners and stakeholders to collaborate to ensure investments are made in the field of statistics towards the achievement of sustainable
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Invest in improvement of statistics – SG urges Member States

Posted: 14 October 2015 - Press Releases
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has urged Member States to invest in the improvement of the production of statistics to support and guide sustained
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Regional statistics stakeholders meet to chart way forward post-2015

Posted: 22 May 2015 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Officials involved in the field of statistics will next week begin a four-day training session that will focus on the status of and
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Seven-year Regional statistics capacity-building project launched

Posted: 21 April 2015 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     A Cdn$19.5M project aimed at building the statistical capacity in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was launched recently in
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CDB to help countries gather poverty data more effectively

Posted: 18 March 2015 - Press Releases
Inadequate or outdated data have hindered the fight against poverty in some Caribbean countries, including those of the Eastern Caribbean. The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), along with partners,
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CARICOM Secretariat hosts statistics workshop in Kingstown

Posted: 19 January 2015 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Georgetown, Guyana)      In its continuing quest to train personnel and boost the profile of statistics in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM),
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Guyana to host 39th Meeting of Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians today

Posted: 27 October 2014 - Regional News
GUYANA will be hosting the 39th Meeting of the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians (SCCS) and the 24th Regional Census Coordinating Committee (RCCC) meeting which opens today at the
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Briefing session held on new statistics project

Posted: 27 September 2014 - Press Releases
Staff Members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and representatives of GOPA Worldwide Consultants on Thursday participated in an interactive briefing session on a new project that is
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EU Consultancy aims to boost capacity of National Statistics Offices

Posted: 24 September 2014 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Efforts continue to intensify to build the capacity of National Statistics Offices, and provide high quality statistics in the Caribbean
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Region needs to be prepared for data revolution

Posted: 02 June 2014 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) seeks to position itself to take advantage of the data revolution, it has
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Professional statisticians’ body gets Board of Directors

Posted: 30 May 2014 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Dr. Philomen Harrison, Project Director, Regional Statistics, CARICOM Secretariat, is the President of the Board
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Citizens need statistics to hold governments accountable – PM Mitchell tells High Level Forum

Posted: 27 May 2014 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Citizens of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) need appropriate statistics to hold their “governments and all serious stakeholders,
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Data revolution must be powered by ICT – Prime Minister Mitchell

Posted: 27 May 2014 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Information and Communication technology (ICT) has to be the tool that powers the data revolution that will be used for the sustainable
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Spotlight on importance of statistics to Regional development

Posted: 23 May 2014 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)      Regional policy-makers and other high level officials will gather in St. George’s, Grenada, on
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High Level Advocacy Forum headlines week of statistics activities in Grenada

Posted: 16 May 2014 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The quest to place statistics frontally before the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues later this month with
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EU support boosts CARICOM Merchandise Trade Statistics

Posted: 01 April 2014 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     As efforts continue to provide core, high quality statistics to regional decision-makers for the establishment
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Environment, ICTs focus at Statistics workshops

Posted: 26 March 2014 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Environment and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) will be the focus of separate workshops that
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Professional Statisticians’ association launched

Posted: 01 November 2013 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    The Caribbean Association of Professional Statisticians (CAPS) whose motto is `Promoting Statistics for Sustainable
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Demystify statistics – Ministers tells practitioners

Posted: 29 October 2013 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)   Practitioners in the field of statistics have been challenged to demystify the field to young people in the Caribbean and
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Assistant Secretary-General underscores importance of statistics to CARICOM

Posted: 16 October 2013 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Ambassador Colin Granderson, Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations Directorate at the
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