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  • The Vision 2030 Jamaica e-Dashboard of National Indicators provides users with a quick snapshot of Jamaica’s progress towards meeting its national development targets.
  • The web-based platform captures 46 indicators, appropriately aligned to their respective goals and outcomes.
  • Using the feature of a traffic signal, users are able to quickly determine whether the indicator is on or off track.

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) will, on Wednesday, December 4, unveil the electronic format of its Dashboard of National Indicators, outlined under the country’s long-term National Development Plan, Vision 2030 Jamaica.

The launch is set for the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Guest speaker will be newly appointed Deputy Principal, University of the West Indies, Mona, St. Andrew, Professor Ishenkumba Kahwa.

Developed by the PIOJ, in partnership with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), the Vision 2030 Jamaica e-Dashboard of National Indicators provides users with a quick snapshot of Jamaica’s progress towards meeting its national development targets.

Communication Specialist, Vision 2030 Jamaica Secretariat, PIOJ, Carmen Miller, told JIS News that the web-based platform captures 46 indicators, appropriately aligned to their respective goals and outcomes.

Additionally, she said, it outlines the definitions and sources of data for the indicators, with links to the Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Development Plan and two-year (2009-2011) Progress Report.

“The indicators are presented in an interactive graphical format, allowing the user to view their performance over time and benchmark these relative to targets. Using the feature of a traffic signal, users are able to quickly determine whether the indicator is on or off track in reference to established targets,” she informed.

The e-Dashboard, which is based on the JamStats database at the PIOJ, was developed over the period 2012-2013 with technical assistance from the DevInfo Support Group funded by UNICEF.

“The online Dashboard is in keeping with the thrust towards e-government to provide access to information through an innovative application of technology that will seek to transform the way Gov­ernment organises itself, and operates, collaborates and delivers services in a way that focuses on the needs of citizens, businesses and other stakeholders.  It will also enhance transparency and accountability of the monitoring and evaluation process of Vision 2030 Jamaica,” Ms. Miller stated.

Vision 2030 Jamaica aims to position the island to achieve developed country status and, in the process, make it the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business.