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ERIC Number: ED359962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 142
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Regional Information System Strategy for the Caribbean for the Year 2000.
Durrant, Fay
This document outlines the proposals for a regional information system strategy resulting from a project undertaken by the Caribbean Community Secretariat and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean Sub-regional Headquarters for the Caribbean. The document covers: (1) the role of information in the development process; (2) policy issues as they exist in relation to geographical groupings of Caribbean states; (3) priority information development sectors, such as agriculture, industry, and tourism; (4) information services required by the development community and by innovators in the public and private sector; (5) description of programs offered by existing systems; (6) mandates of relevant organizations that have already implemented systems in their areas of specialization; (7) description of activities of regional organizations in the development of regional information systems; (8) activities of extra-regional and international organizations in the development of information systems; (9) examination of human, technological, information and financial resources available for maintenance of regional information systems; (10) national information policies; (11) mechanisms such as libraries and statistical services that facilitate regional and national information flow; (12) proposals that identify systems to be linked, recommend the establishment of systems meeting specific needs, and create a regional network to consult and monitor regional information systems; and (13) policy monitoring. Reports of meetings with regional organizations and a list of participants are appended. (KRN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Development Research Centre, Ottawa (Ontario).; Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN), Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago).; Caribbean Community, Georgetown (Guyana).