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A review of Caribbean national statistical legislation in relation to the United Nations Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics

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Author: Bleeker, Amelia - Abdulkadri, Abdullahi UN symbol.: LC/CAR/TS.2019/9 75 p. Editorial: ECLAC January 2020


This study presents an assessment of national statistical legal frameworks across the Caribbean. It aims to ascertain the extent to which the UNFPOS are incorporated in the statistical laws of Member and Associate Member Countries of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC). Such an assessment provides the basis for making recommendations to the respective countries on policy actions needed to ensure the full incorporation of these principles in their statistics legislation thereby laying a solid foundation for the effective functioning of their NSS. Furthermore, an up-to-date law will enhance the collection and processing of data for the SDG indicators—a task which remains daunting for most Caribbean countries.