A technical assistance (TA) mission on external sector statistics (ESS) was conducted in The Valley, Anguilla, during March 27–31, 2017. This was the first mission to Anguilla carried out as part of the Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre (CARTAC) work program on external sector statistics (ESS) and in response to requests from the Anguilla Statistics Department (ASD) of Anguilla’s Ministry of Finance, Economic Development, Commerce, Tourism, Land & Physical Planning (MFED).1
The purpose of the mission was to assist the ASD in strengthening the compilation and dissemination of ESS. This is intended to facilitate a robust assessment of external sector developments and policy impact. Reliable ESS are essential for informed economic policy-making by the authorities.
Reestablish the technical working group to resolve the current lack of reliable source data from AW. It is desirable that the working group has the participation of most senior management from the AHMC, the ASD, and the DITES, and report to MFED authorities . 6
AHMC, ASD and DITES
ASDaccesses to customs database. It is recommended that the ASD conducts a deep assessment of the source data for the time series currently available in AW and discusses results in the context of the above technical working group