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SintMaartenInfo database launched

14 MARCH 2016

PHILIPSBURG–The first version of the SintMaartenInfo database was recently launched within Government.
A rollout plan is being finalized for the public launch within a few months. After that SintMaartenInfo will be available online to the public as a tool for research, analysis and advocacy.

Prime Minister William Marlin and other members of his Cabinet got first-hand experience on the use of the database at the first phase launch. Marlin described the launch “as an important milestone in improving the governance of the country.”

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. The database for now contains socio-economic data from across Government and census material.

The Department of Statistics, in cooperation with all ministries, will continue to update the system. The main focus is to get all relevant data uploaded from 2010 onwards and to further build capacity within the Ministries to manage the database.

The establishment of SintMaartenInfo is part of the National Development Plan project, led by the Department of the Interior and Kingdom Relations BAK. A taskforce in Government was set-up consisting of representatives of the Ministries.

Source: The Daily Herald, St. Maarten

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