July 08, 2012:
Please be advised that The Central Statistical Office in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme Trinidad and Tobago (UNDP) is inviting members of the media to the launch of the Trinidad and Tobago Human Development Atlas 2012.
The event will be held at HYATT Regency Room III, July 9th, 2012 from 9:30am - 11:30am. Please note the Senator Dr. the Honourable Bhoendradatt Tewarie Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development will deliver the feature address. Remarks will also be delivered by the Resident Representative of the United Nation Dr. Marcia De Castro. Other Members of Parliament and representatives of Government Ministries will be in attendance.
The Central Statistical Office and the United Nations Development Programme Trinidad and Tobago Office have collaborated to produce the first Trinidad and Tobago Human Development Atlas 2012. This unique collection of maps presents a comparative spatial analysis of human development catalogues at the country level and is separated into the fifteen (15) regional corporations. The Atlas includes, the First National Human Development Index, Inequality Adjusted National Human Development Index, The Gender Inequality and The Multi-dimensional Poverty Index.
The Atlas aims to define the state of human development using spatial representations and allows stakeholders to view specific aspects of human development, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and crime and violence in Trinidad and Tobago at a regional level. We are able to identify clearly the regions where poverty is highest or lowest, where crime is more of a problem, or is perceived to be a challenge. Mapping of the various regions permits policymakers to make more informed decisions about resource allocation to address national issues.
This Atlas presents us with the opportunity to move forward, it facilitates assessment of progress between 2010 and the current time, it allows us to determine what are the best ways to target specific measures in specific locations and finally it gives us a genuine opportunity to measure progress on an on-going basis so that necessary interventions can be made at the appropriate time and place in the most strategic way.