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Design and Execution of a Household Survey of Living Conditions
The main objectives of this technical cooperation are: (i) designing and executing a Survey of Living Conditions (SLC) in Guyana; and (ii) create the local technical capacity within the Bureau of Statistics so that the agency could continue collecting this information on their own including such activity within the National Statistical System. This survey will provide accurate and updated information on poverty and inequality indicators, overall living standards, the educational profile of Guyana¿s population, and participations rates in social/labor programs.

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Approval Date

November 24, 2015

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Project Type

Technical Cooperation





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Total Cost

USD 750,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 0.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 750,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/OC-15357-GY Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Ordinary Capital Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/OC-15357-GY
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
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  • Fund: Ordinary Capital
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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Agreement - Design and Execution of a Household Survey of Living Conditions [40818708].PDF
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