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Launch and Implementation of DevInfo in Montserrat

Strengthening Capacity to Manage for Results project

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    The statistics department in the Ministry of Finance on March 27, 2014 launched a project to enhance the capacity of Montserrat and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Secretariat to monitor progress and report on the Caribbean Specific Millennium Development Goals (C-MDGs).

The project is titled, ‘Implementation of DevInfo and Strengthening Capacity to Manage for Results’.

DevInfo means Development Information, and is a software which will allow for one standardize data statistics-005entry from various sectors or Ministries, online.

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for UNICEF in the Eastern Caribbean, Oladimeji Olowu speaks more about the project.

He informed: “The purpose of the project is to help policy makers in Montserrat to take better decision. Our thinking is that if we have better data we can take better decision so that’s a software platform called DevInfo that can take data from health education, social protection, from the police, the customs; and then we can have that data plan for research of a reporting of the millennium development goals.

The project will be roll out over the next 18 to 24 months, and there are different aspect of the project, The first part of the project is about developing the DevInfo plan so that we can plan with all the Ministries on how to get the data.

IMG_0899The second part of the project would be having discussion and sensitization with policy makers so they can know the importance of the data and there we are going to do trainings for Ministry staff Statistic staff,  who will be developing the database.”

The project was the result of a Grant Agreement, created jointly by the CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), and co-funded by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF).

Montserrat is the last of the five Islands to launch the project which had previously been launched in Anguilla, St. Lucia, Grenada and Barabdos.

Abiola Sandiford who is the representative from the CARICOM Secretariat and on the DevInfo team executing the project, points out that the software is not new and can be adapted or (customized) by the participating countries.

When implemented on Montserrat the online name for Montserrat’s DevInfo will be ‘Emerald Info’.

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    The statistics department in the Ministry of Finance on March 27, 2014 launched a project to enhance the capacity of Montserrat and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Secretariat to monitor progress and report on the Caribbean Specific Millennium Development Goals (C-MDGs).

The project is titled, ‘Implementation of DevInfo and Strengthening Capacity to Manage for Results’.

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DevInfo means Development Information, and is a software which will allow for one standardize data statistics-005entry from various sectors or Ministries, online.

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for UNICEF in the Eastern Caribbean, Oladimeji Olowu speaks more about the project.

He informed: “The purpose of the project is to help policy makers in Montserrat to take better decision. Our thinking is that if we have better data we can take better decision so that’s a software platform called DevInfo that can take data from health education, social protection, from the police, the customs; and then we can have that data plan for research of a reporting of the millennium development goals.

The project will be roll out over the next 18 to 24 months, and there are different aspect of the project, The first part of the project is about developing the DevInfo plan so that we can plan with all the Ministries on how to get the data.

IMG_0899The second part of the project would be having discussion and sensitization with policy makers so they can know the importance of the data and there we are going to do trainings for Ministry staff Statistic staff,  who will be developing the database.”

The project was the result of a Grant Agreement, created jointly by the CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), and co-funded by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF).

Montserrat is the last of the five Islands to launch the project which had previously been launched in Anguilla, St. Lucia, Grenada and Barabdos.

Abiola Sandiford who is the representative from the CARICOM Secretariat and on the DevInfo team executing the project, points out that the software is not new and can be adapted or (customized) by the participating countries.

When implemented on Montserrat the online name for Montserrat’s DevInfo will be ‘Emerald Info’.