National Observatory

Following check great weakness that have countries of the American region records and controls statistical information with regard to road safety, Spain has been promoting the establishment of an Ibero-American Observatory of data through the General traffic Directorate. The scenario used for this purpose is each of the congresses organized annually by the Spanish Government for Exchange of good practices of public policies between the Ibero-American Nations participating. The United Nations has also addressed the topic jointly with the multilateral financial agencies coming to the conclusion that is a need for State to establish national observatories, that better decisions can be taken and objective counting with credible and reliable data. It is possible that these are the key and magical phrases: accurate and objective decisions based on credible and reliable data. The demand to establish observatories is contained in many resolutions and statements, the latter being that of the month of October in Buenos Aires, Argentina, II Congreso Iberoamericano de road safety, whose some articulated will be repeated on 11 May 2011 with the launch of the Decade of Global action.

In particular, I repeat: – order progresses this proposal should first create the so-called national observatories in countries where there are no-. And by the way, in few countries of the region the work of establishment of that structure are initiated. Dominican Republic lacks this agency, reason for which there is no consistency or credibility in the data that are published or data that sent to international bodies. The National Directorate of statistics of the Dominican Republic, the Ministry of economy, planning and development unit, has neither tools nor staff to collect, process and analyse information generated minute by minute on public roads to determine the parameters of loss ratio. Moreover, you have no control of data produced in the different offices of the State or private flows related to the topic.