15 Immediate entryupdating versus verification reliability of the source

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15 Immediate entry/updating versus verification – reliability of the source information; Determination of “deaths”/cessation of activities – Date of final cessation of activities, weeding out of businesses versus coding and suppressing; Establish priorities for addressing serious deficiencies on register – coverage checks, updating of activity classifications etc.; Frequency of updating
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16 :Harmonised database format across countries or compatible/convertible; Electronic database; Rules on Abbreviation, etc; Codes for various characteristics; Availability of Annual Register; Storage of register at the end of every year; Confidentiality of information.
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17 Analysis of information in the register annually: Demography of businesses; Structure of the economy, Employees /Sales turnover- dating of information, etc; GIS:Latitude and longitude points from GPS; Linkages to other registers; Quality assurance policy to ensure SBR is of a high standard; Cost of maintaining SBR/ Resources.
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18 In June 2008 in Barbados the CCS convened a meeting “ Strategizing for the Improvement of Economic Statistics in the Region” Present at this meeting were member countries and regional organisations ; Among the aims of the meetings were to: Identify gaps and deficiencies in the range and quality of Economic Statistics; Determine mechanisms that would enable sustained improvement in data production and harmonisation; Map of a strategic approach to the development of these areas of statistics ; Background & Context of SBR Manual CARI COM
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19 Arising out of the meeting was the Barbados Action Plan 2008 with Activities, Time frames, Source of Funding/Agencies; To sustain the processes in the BAP the following elements were identified: Critical mass of trained persons More attachments Workshops / Technical training; Succession planning strategy/ staff development; Strengthen and build relationships with external and internal key stakeholders Training in Economic Statistics – with emphasis on the involvement of Regional Universities in Statistics Facilitate the teaching of various languages to Regional Statisticians to facilitate the involvement of Haiti and to access training in Latin America Background & Context of SBR Manual CARI COM
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20 Among the actual recommendations were: Establishment of a Technical Working Group (TWG) National Accounts/Trade in Services ; Establish, enhance and maintain Business Registers TWG was launched at a CARTAC workshop in August 2008; TWG held two (2) meetings, and addressed the ‘Development and
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