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Data for Decision Making

Data for Decision Making

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The OECS Data for Decision-Making Project (DDM)  is an initiative led by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission.  It aims to enhance the availability and accessibility of data to facilitate informed decision-making across the region.  The project benefits the following OECS Member States: Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada and the Commonwealth of Dominica.

The OECS has received a grant from the World Bank Group to implement the regional component of the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Data for Decision Making (DDM) Project. The Project was approved by the World Bank Board of Directors on May 17, 2022, with International Development Association (IDA) Credits in the amount of US$8.0 million to Grenada, US$8.0 million to Saint Lucia, and US$6.0 million to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), and an IDA Grant in the amount of SDR 3.6 million (US$5.0 million equivalent) to the OECS Commission. The DDM will be implemented over a five-year period. It aims to improve the capacity of participating countries to produce and publicly disseminate statistical data for country and regional-level analytics. This will enable greater data-driven decision-making at both the national and regional levels. The DDM also aims to provide an immediate and effective response to an eligible emergency. A regional approach allows for considerable economies of scale and facilitates positive spillovers.


The main objectives of the project are t
o improve the capacity of Participating Eastern Caribbean Countries to

(i) produce and publicly disseminate statistical data for country and regional level analytics;
(ii) provide an immediate and effective response to an Eligible Emergency.


At the National Level, the Beneficiary Countries will focus on the following activities labeled under Component 1 and Component 2 of the Project.

Statistics Workshop

Component 1. Statistical Modernization and Capacity Building

Subcomponent 1.1: National Statistical Office Development

Subcomponent 1.2: Strengthening the National Statistical System

Subcomponent 1.3: Information Technologies for Statistics

Subcomponent 1.4: Promoting Data Access and Use

Component 2: Data Collection, Analysis, and Dissemination

Subcomponent 2.1: Core Data

Subcomponent 2.2: Supplemental Data

Component 3 – OECS Regional Integration

Subcomponent 3.1: OECS Regional Data Governance (RDGC)

Subcomponent 3.2: Data Innovation for Small Island Developing States

Subcomponent 3.3: Regional Technical Assistance and Capacity Building

Subcomponent 3.4: Regional Data Aggregation, Analysis, and Dissemination


Access more resources on Data for Decision Making in the Eastern Caribbean via the OECS Library.  


The Data for Decision Making Project is being implemented in partnership with the National Statistical Offices and line agencies within the Beneficiary Countries. The Project also works closely with the CARICOM Regional Statistical Programme and the Caribbean Development Bank-funded Enhanced Country Poverty Assessment Project.  The Data for Decision Making Project is implemented under the office of the Director General.



Sherma Beroo
Project Manager Data for Decision Making Project 

Henith Gabriel
Financial Analyst Data for Decision Making Project 

Procurement Specialist - Data for Decision Making Project

Lisa James
Environmental and Social Safeguards - Data for Decision Making Project