Papua New Guinea Household Income and Expenditure Survey

Year: 2008
Country: Papua New Guinea
Subject: Living Conditions & Poverty / Nutrition
Client: World Bank

In 2008 AusAid and the World Bank asked Sistemas Integrales to help the National Statistical Office (NSO) of Papua New Guinea develop more effective working methods for its Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES).

Papua New Guinea is an exceptionally challenging country in which to manage complex surveys. As a huge archipelago, with parts of it still unexplored and with many different ethnic groups and languages, the country’s NSO had not conducted a satisfactory Household Income and Expenditure Survey since the 1970s.

In providing technical assistance, Sistemas Integrales began with the challenge of designing and selecting the sample, plus guiding the overall training of field staff. Additionally, it suggested techniques theat were new to Papua New Guinea but used successfully in dozens of similar surveys elsewhere, included:

  • training the teams to enter data as they were collected, using a specially written data-entry program which was easy to use and to supervise
  • preparing questionnaires, using code lists which were internationally compatible
  • piloting the changes before the survey went into the field.

These and other innovations for the 2008 HIES meant that Papua New Guinea had useful data on which its NSO could build. As an initial application of the data, the NSO updated the composition of the basket of goods used to set the country’s Consumer Price Index.

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Address

José Miguel de la Barra 412, piso 4
Postcode 6500446
Santiago, Chile

Phone

+562 2638 1841
+562 2639 4554

Sistemas Integrales 2018 – All Rights Reserved