Gov’t Spending $7m on Data Collection Processes


The Government’s capacity to analyse and manage development data is to be further improved with the provision of $ 7 million for the Support to National Development Planning Goals, Millennium Development Goals and the Human Development project in the 2010/2011 Estimates of Expenditure.
Being implemented by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), through funding from the United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Jamaica, the project also aims to enable the administration to have good quality data for decision making.
Under the project, the methodology of estimating poverty, based on a revised minimum basket of food, was revised, up to January, 2010,Physical achievements, up to January this year, involved consultancies to develop indicators for the National Development Plan and the development of a new Computable General Equilibrium Model.
The project, which began in December, 2009, is expected to end in December, 2012.

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