High Frequency Phone Survey (HFPS)
The Central Statistical Office supported by the World Bank is currently implementing the Saint Lucia COVID-19 High-Frequency Phone Survey (HFPS).
The World Bank is providing support to countries to help mitigate the spread and impact of the new Corona Virus disease (COVID-19). One area of support is for data collection to inform evidence-based policies that may help mitigate the effects of this disease.
The objective of the Saint Lucia National COVID-19 High-Frequency Phone Survey (HFPS) is to monitor the socio-economic effects of this evolving COVID-19 pandemic in real-time. The project will run from May through June 2020, with the first round being in May and the follow up round in June.
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COVID-19 has impacted the mode of data collection in numerous ways for the Central Statistical Office (CSO).
Despite the many challenges occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Central Statistical Office is firm in its commitment to fulfilling its mandate and for that very reason, has decided to suspend all face-to-face interviews and adopt telephone interviews for the conduct of surveys.
Such a decision is in keeping with the respective protocols established for the COVID-19 pandemic.