Anguilla Statistics Week 2012 October 14th – 19th 2012.
The Anguilla Statistics Department would like to announce that Anguilla Statistics Week will be celebrated from October 14th – 19th 2012.
During this week Anguilla along with other member and associate member states of CARICOM will be observing Caribbean Statistics Day on October 15th, 2012 under the theme “Working together to Improve Statistics in the Twenty-First Century and beyond”. This year’s celebration, the fourth of its kind, seeks to facilitate the placement of official statistics high on the development agenda both locally and regionally.
This week’s activities are intended to underscore the need for collaborative actions and the building of partnerships to enable the investment of adequate resources in statistics. This is critical to sustaining improvement in the production and use of statistics and also in maximising available resources. Thus, fostering increased collaboration with data producers in line ministries and other agencies and departments of governments; and sensitizing and informing users, suppliers and producers of the importance of statistics in making informed policy decisions.
Activities at the national level will highlight the role of official statistics in the development of Anguilla and will be complemented by regional and sub-regional activities and events. The general public is therefore asked to keep listening to the radio for updates and further information relating to planned activities to ensure that they actively participate in this year’s activities.
Events have already begun with a word creation and poetry writing competition for students.
During the week there will be a Statistics exhibition at the public library, a Fun Day for primary schools, a radio programme, public addresses and daily sound bites.
For more information on Anguilla Statistics Week 2012, please contact the Anguilla Statistics Department.