Sound Statistics for Sustainable DevelopmentAnguilla Statistics Department
4.5 Dissemination and Data Warehousing
It is important to have a release policy regarding statistics so that there is public confidence that statistics are not influenced in anyway by anyone outside of the Anguilla Statistics Department (ASD). The policy should include a process where statistics are approved for public release and that they be available to the public at the same time as they are released to members of the Government.
The ASD is a Department under the Ministry of Economic Development, Investment, Commerce, Information Technology and Natural Resources and
reports to the Permanent Secretary for Economic Development, Investment, Commerce, Information Technology and Natural Resources. The policy
is that data to be released is verified by the Chief Statistician to ensure there is no breach of confidentiality and the quality of data is
acceptable. It is then given to the Permanent Secretary for Economic Development, Investment, Commerce, Information Technology and Natural Resources
for pre-release notice. The following note below is end along with the email:
In some situations it may be necessary to have certain expertise, not available from the Anguilla Statistics Office, to assist in validation of data. The assistance would be for content reasons. For example if there were a survey on literacy, members of the education department could provide guidance on questionnaire design and validation of the data. In these situations, the experts providing assistance would be named in advance and would be asked to sign a document maintaining the confidentiality of individual identifying data.
All data aggregates would be made available to the public on request once the data has been released. Data requestors would bear any costs of the work of special tabulations. The Statistics Office publishes summary data on the Government on this website – http://statisticsdept.azurewebsites.net/StatisticsDept/Statistics
The GDDS is a structured process through which IMF member countries commit voluntarily to improving the quality of the data compiled and disseminated
by their statistical systems over the long run in order to meet the needs of macroeconomic analysis and monitoring. Member countries that participate
in the system determine themselves the priorities they will pursue in a set of statistical development plans that reflect the migration toward full
realization of the objectives of the General Data Dissemination System (GDDS) as well as recognition of the resource and other constraints that determine
the pace of the migration.
Anguilla is not a member of the IMF and does not formally subscribe to the GDDS but recognizes the importance of improving the quality of data compiled and disseminated. Most of our data series include the provision of their metadata and provides the reader with information that would allow for determining the level of quality of the data.
The GDDS seeks to
The GDDS framework comprises four dimensions described in detail ahead: