Where can citizens find out what the national priorities of Jamaica are and whether efforts are successful in achieving these goals?
The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) made important strides in building capacity for data dissemination to publish answers to these questions during a May training at the DevInfo Support Group New York office.
In addition, the training covered database administration for the JamStats database, now available in DevInfo 7.0. Chambers and Ebanks will aim to train others in the PIOJ on updates to the dashboard, present methods for data harmonization, and discuss innovative data visualization tools for decision-making.
According to Chambers and Ebanks, the new version will be of great use in Jamaica. Specifically, the Quick Data Search feature is “an upfront, easy mechanism to visualize data…useful for policy makers, the private sector, students, and the public,” Chambers explained. My Data is another tool for easy display of data sets on the fly.
The PIOJ plans to continue data dissemination efforts and enhance the ability of all citizens to access data on development in Jamaica.
For more information, please contact Kirk Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org