The main objective was to strengthen the Department's capacity to conduct the 2020 Survey of Living Conditions – Household Budget Survey.
The Montserrat Statistics Department (MSD) is currently completing the preparatory work for the conduct of the Survey of Living Conditions – Household Budget Survey component of the Enhanced CPA, which is expected to commence in March 2020. The MSD staff will thereafter train the field enumerators who will visit the households to collect the data.
The Survey of Living Conditions – Household Budget Survey is one of five (5) components of the Enhanced CPA and the main source of quantitative data. The data from the survey will also be used to determine indigence, poverty and vulnerability lines and for estimating levels of monetary and multidimensional poverty and inequality.
The workshop was facilitated through south-south Cooperation, by the St. Kitts and Nevis’ Statistics Department and funded by the Caribbean Development Bank.
About the Survey of Living Conditions – Household Budget Survey:
The Survey of Living Conditions – Household Budget Survey is a comprehensive survey that assesses household income and expenditure with living conditions. It collects key information on a range of household and individual characteristics such as income and expenditure, living conditions, (access to health care, water, food supply, internet, education, housing facility) demographic characteristics, (age, sex, religion, ethnicity) employment, and access to services).