SintMaartenInfo database launch next week Monday

POSTED: 03/4/16 1:14 PM

St. Maarten News – Civil servants of different ministries attended a three-day train-the-trainers database management workshop last week related to the newly developed National Database SintMaartenInfo.

The workshop was carried out by Sameer Thapar from Community Systems Foundations.

The establishment of SintMaartenInfo is part of the National Development Plan project, led by the Department of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BAK).

SintMaartenInfo is designed to support strategic national planning by allowing access to a wide variety of reliable statistical data and enable government to better monitor the developmental progress of the country and to assist in international reporting.

SintMaartenInfo is also a tool to enable high quality presentation of data in a variety of formats.

The train-the-trainers workshop resulted in a core group of certified civil servants with the skills and capacity to further train on the management and utilization of SintMaartenInfo.

The database contains socio-economic data and census material. The Department of Statistics will continue to update the system in cooperation with all ministries.

The main focus is to get all relevant data uploaded from 2010 onwards and to build capacity within the ministries to manage the database.

The first version of SintMaartenInfo will be launched next Monday.

A roll-out plan is being finalized to have a public launch within a few months. After that SintMaartenInfo will be available online to the public as a tool for research and analysis.

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