Grenada hosts OECS Data Dissemination Workshop  

Ministry of Finance, Financial Complex, Saint George’s

 

Grenada is hosting a World Bank, OECS Commission and Caribbean Development Bank-sponsored data dissemination workshop targeted at staff of National Statistics Offices of the OECS member states and other partner countries.

The workshop is currently underway at the Greenery Conference Room of the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort from 19-23 March 2018.

The first part of the workshop will involve detailed training on producing the standard Labour Force Survey (LFS) Report. The training will use an open source tool ADePT for producing labour market and poverty statistics. ADePT was developed to automate and standardise the production of analytical reports.

The second part of the workshop will involve an introduction to microdata anonymisation and practical training on anonymising the LFS data.

At the end of the workshop, participants would have

  1. Gained the skills needed to produce analytical report available on ADePT
  2. Produced the Labour Force Survey Report or the Labour Briefs and;
  3. Gained the understanding of various techniques used for microdata anonymisation as well as their benefits and limitations.

Although this regional exposure would further strengthen the capabilities of the CSO here in Grenada, policymakers are cognisant that while allowing access to microdata increases transparency in data collection through greater use and analyses of data, it is important to ensure that the confidentiality of the information provided by the respondents is preserved given the provision of the countries statistical legislation.

In addition, the national statistics offices now face a growing demand for sharing or disseminating microdata particularly on using the open source tools for preparing statistical data analysis and microdata for dissemination.

The team from the World Bank including the team who run the World Bank’s Microdata Library and the International Household Survey Network survey catalogue, and the Poverty and Equity team will facilitate the workshop.

Ministry of Finance

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