The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) formally contracted the Trade and Economic Development Unit (TEDU) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) to undertake the design and development of a website to host specific macroeconomic and trade related data. This database is envisioned to support a greater degree of trade and political integration among ACS states . The data and information schema of the web page is divided into three categories, under which the specific details are populated. These categories include:

1. Country Specific Factors

The country specific factors include a host of macroeconomic and trade specific indicators for the period 2000 to 2015 or the largest subset available from international and regional data sources. Macroeconomic data is further subdivided into GDP (various indicators associated with GDP in terms of its level growth and distribution) unemployment and inflation. These indicators represent an initial tell-tale cadre of variables which can be used to analyse the generalized macroeconomic health of an economy; GDP, unemployment and inflation indices provide anecdotal evidence of economic activity in an economy. These indicators, when complemented by the current account balance, FDI flows and debt provide a fuller picture of macroeconomic stability. Indicators of governance such as the corruption perception index as well as competitiveness such as the Real Effective Exchange Rate, the official exchange rate, and the global competitiveness index strengthens the analysis of the macroeconomic position of an economy relative to others. Trade specific data is also provided, in terms of a given country's exports and imports, trade balance and top 10 intra-regional and extra-regional trade partners. Country specific data also includes several calculated trade indices which provide an additional level of analysis. These indicators can be compared over time or across countries and provides a snap shot position of where an economy is relative to the rest of the group.

2. Region Specific Factors

This category of information takes into consideration that there exist other trading blocs within the Caribbean and Latin American region. The ACS bloc includes 25 member countries plus 7 associate member countries of the greater Caribbean. Apart from the ACS, other blocs which exist in the region include, CARIFORUM, CARICOM, OECS and SICA. The membership listing of these trading blocs are included on the web page as a means of providing an outlook of the landscape which exists in the region.

3. Agreement Specific Factors

This section of the web page provides a review of trade in terms of the existing regimes and protocols. This type of discussion is contained in the country specific trade policy reviews which are undertaken by the World Trade Organization. These documents provide a comprehensive review of an economys trade position, policies and practices, and analyses the impacts of the same at the macroeconomic level. These documents provide an excellent basis for analysing the trade and macroeconomic environment in an economy. The most recent report for each country has been included on the web page. The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) formally contracted the Trade and Economic Development Unit (TEDU) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) to undertake the design and development of a website to host specific macroeconomic and trade related data. This database is envisioned to support a greater degree of trade and political integration among ACS states .

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