Gaile Gray-Phillip, senior director of statistics in the Ministry of Sustainable Development
Gaile Gray-Phillip, senior director of statistics in the Ministry of Sustainable Development

Department of Statistics solicits general public’s cooperation during upcoming survey

From SKNIS

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Department of Statistics is soliciting the cooperation of the general public to be supportive as it carries out the Living Conditions and Household Budgetary Survey in four phases during the period of June-December.

This initiative – where 1,240 households were randomly selected – is being undertaken by the government of St. Kitts and Nevis in collaboration with the Organization for Eastern Caribbean States Commission and the Caribbean Development Bank.

Gaile Gray-Phillip, senior director of statistics in the Ministry of Sustainable Development, made a clarion call for people’s full cooperation and participation if their household was selected as the survey will redound to the benefit of all. “The survey is designed to collect information on income, education, health and living standards in order to establish the global multidimensional poverty index and related sustainable development goal indicators as a means of achieving national development objectives,” she said. “Data collection will be carried out through the use of questionnaires administered through face-to-face interviews. “The Department of Statistics is soliciting the cooperation of the general public in completing the survey.”

In compliance with the St. Christopher and Nevis Statistics Act of 2002, all information provided will be kept strictly confidential, and the results of the survey are to be published only at an aggregate level.

The Department of Statistics wishes to thank all participants for their fullest cooperation in the survey. A survey of this nature was last carried out some 10 years ago.