Data Collection GSS undertakes Ghana Living Standard Survey

The survey which commences this month will end in October 2017 and is expected to provide “reliable, disaggregated and internationally comparable welfare and living conditions statistics in Ghana.”

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The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has announced that it will be undertaking the Ghana Living Standard Survey this month.

The survey which commences this month will end in October 2017 and is expected to provide “reliable, disaggregated and internationally comparable welfare and living conditions statistics in Ghana.”

READ ALSO: 8.6 million Ghanaians live in poverty

The absence of current and reliable data on various aspects of social life in Ghana has made it difficult for government to fashion out social programmes to meet the intended section of the public.

“It is an important tool in the welfare monitoring system and collects detailed information on demographic characteristics of the population; education, health, employment, migration, housing conditions, household incomes, expenditure and agriculture,”the statement said.

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The last Ghana Living Standard survey was conducted between October 2012 and October 2013. That survey revealed that a quarter of Ghanaians were poor

Below is the full statement:

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) is undertaking the Seventh Round of the Ghana Living

Standards Survey (GLSS-7). The Ghana Living Standards Survey (GLSS) is a nationally representative household survey which provides reliable, disaggregated and internationally comparable welfare and living conditions statistics in Ghana. It is an important tool in the welfare monitoring system and collects detailed information on demographic characteristics of the population; education, health, employment, migration, housing conditions, household incomes, expenditure and agriculture.

The specific objectives of the survey are:

1. To provide information on patterns of households’ consumption and expenditure;

2. To provide the needed inputs for the construction of a new basket for the next re-basing of the Consumer Price Index (CPI);

3. To provide information for up-dating the country’s National Accounts;

4. To provide indicators for assessing agriculture activities;

5. To provide indicators to monitor the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among others.

The survey will commence in October, 2016 and end in October, 2017.

GSS wishes to appeal to community leaders (chiefs, queen mothers, assemblymen, youth groups, etc.) and households that have been selected for the survey to provide the interviewers with the needed assistance in the discharge of their duties.

 

Issued by: David Yenukwa Kombat

Designation: Director of Communication and Dissemination

Date: 20th October, 2016

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