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Survey of Living Conditions and the Household Budget Survey: Important Reminders . Reminders. 1) Why do we need the survey? 2) How much will the enumerators be paid? 3) How much is the incentive of households? 4) Who will supervise the enumerators? 5) What things enumerators need to carry?

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Survey of Living Conditions and the Household Budget Survey:Important Reminders


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Reminders

1) Why do we need the survey?

2) How much will the enumerators be paid?

3) How much is the incentive of households?

4) Who will supervise the enumerators?

5) What things enumerators need to carry?

6)Who to call and what numbers if enumerators have issues?

7) What will the ESO do with the questionnaires?

8) What to do just before you go to households?

9) What to do on your first visit?

10) How can field supervisors help?

11) How can enumerators help to ensure the integrity of the survey?

12) What to do on Monday?

13) When is the survey period?


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1) Why do we need the survey?

  • To gather data for estimating the cost of living index (or Consumer Price Index) in the Cayman Islands

    > we need to change the current CPI basket of goods and services because the current one is 15 years old!

    > the CPI is a basis for salary/wage reviews in the private sector and government!

  • To estimate how much income is needed to meet the food, educational, medical, housing and other costs required at the poverty line (or above the poverty line)


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1) Why do we need the survey?

  • To estimate the number and gather socio-economic characteristics of the following:

    > families below the poverty line

    > families in the poverty line

    > families above the poverty line

  • To have a quantitative basis for reviewing and changing the social development policies and programs of the Government


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1) Why do we need the survey?

It is important for

our enumerators

to be convinced that

we – folks from all income strata -

need these surveys!


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2) How much will the enumerators be paid?

Payment per household

Household Questionnaire - $40

Individual Questionnaire - $15 for each person

Diary of Expenditures - $10 per spending adult

Allowance for cell phone and gas - $10 per household

Payment will be subject to completion and submission of ALL forms and the diary!!


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2) How much will the enumerators be paid?

Payments will be made monthly. Each enumerator will be asked to survey cover 15-18 households per month

Assuming an enumerator surveys 18 households with an average of 3 adult members, an enumerator can get $2,250 per month.


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3) How much is the incentive of households?

Households will be give a token of appreciation of $25 per adult member

To be paid upon completion of ALL forms and the diaries by the household at the end of 2 weeks.

Enumerators will give the payment and will ask the household to sign a receipt printed on the last page of the household questionnaire.

Enumerators should call the ESO one day before vouchers shall be paid to the household which should normally be the last day of the 2nd week.


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4) Who will supervise the enumerators?

Five (5) field supervisors will spot check the work of enumerators.

There will be 1 supervisor assigned to every 7 enumerators on the average.

ESO will have overall supervision of all enumerators and field supervisors


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4) Who will supervise the enumerators?

Sonia Campbell

> Estille Stilling > Melanie Scott > Simon Bennet > Levia Hume- Ebanks

> Tammy Bush > Todd Deosaran

Rupert Hoilett

> Derrie Richardson > Kedroy Laing > Margaret Ebanks

> Carmen Davis > Chevonne Russell > Wilma McLaughlin > Darlene Ebanks

Horace Parker

> Charlene Peart > Desmond Chisholm > Gregory Watt > Herbert Mitchell

> Indian Watson-Scott > Rohan Marshall > Rosita Bodden

Ivan Burgess

> Dane Bailey > Tony James > Kathleen Watson > Carol Bodden

> Kristy Watler > Laverne Monteith > Andrew Wilmoth

Joslin Marshall

>Cheryl Gayle Watt > Debra Broderick >Felicia Deslandes >Patrice Myles

> Kayra Hydees > Dustan Groome > Debra Prendargast

* Yvonne Newland

Elena Calzado > Ivan McLean > Susan Joseph


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5) What things do enumerators need to carry?

Bag containing the following supplies good for 2 weeks for 9 households:

> Questionnaire forms

> Dairies of expenditures

> Memory joggers

> Maps

> 2 pencils and a sharpener for the enumerators

> 27 pencils – 1 each for every adult member of households

> 1 calculator for the enumerator

Note: ESO will replenish your supplies every 2 weeks

ID and authorization cards

Oath or Affirmation of Confidentiality

Statistics Law

NALC brochures

SLC flyers (for yourself)

Note: Households have a right to demand that you show the Oath or Statement of Affirmation


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6) Who to call if there are issues and what number?

Your field supervisors –

Sonia Campbell

Rupert Hoilett

Horace Parker

Ivan Burgess

Joslin Marshall

ESO:

> Yvonne Newland


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7) What will ESO do with the questionnaires ?

Completed questionnaires and diaries will be submitted to field supervisors

Field supervisors will sign off and submit to ESO

ESO will validate whether forms have been completed and are acceptable for monthly payment.

Once accepted, ESO will scan the questionnaires.

Diaries will be coded and verified.

Data from questionnaires and diaries will be processed and used for estimating cost and poverty indicators, and socio-economic indicators. No names or addresses will be processed.


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8) What to do before you go to a household?

Pray!

Check your kits and make sure you have a complete set of questionnaires and forms, etc.

Make sure that you have your names and the names of your FS on the questionnaires.

Check the address given to you and the map. All addresses should be in the map

If you can’t find the address after checking thrice, DO NOT select another address - call your FS!


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9) What to do on your first visit ?

Pray!

Remind yourself that on your first visit, your primary objective is to convince the household that the survey is important to them and to the community. The secondary objective is to get their cooperation!

Be very courteous:

> Introduce yourself as a member of the NALC team. (The NALC is a study supported by the Government, the Caribbean Development Bank, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and many volunteers including yourself. The NALC is a comprehensive study of the well-being of families in the Cayman Islands).

Note: you can at this point give them a copy of the NALC brochure

> Mention that the address is one of 1,900 randomly selected samples for the NALC survey.

> Explain briefly the purpose of the survey.


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9) What to do on your first visit?

Explain that the survey requires the following forms to be completed by each household in two weeks:

1 household questionnaire

individual questionnaire for each adult member (18 years old and above)

diary of expenditures for every adult member (18 years old and above)


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9) What to do on your first visit?

Explain how the survey will be done:

Each questionnaire will be administered personally by you, i.e. through interviews

The interview can be done on the first visit or on a 2ndor 3rd visit within 2 weeks. You should agree on the date/s.

The expense diaries will be done on a weekly basis. Each adult member will be given a memory jogger (like a Post-It) that can help them complete their diaries. The first set of weekly diaries will be picked up by the enumerator one week after the first visit; the second diary on the last day of the 2nd week.

After completion of the survey by the household and all forms and dairies have been collected, the household will get their incentives ($25 per adult member)


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9) What to do on your first visit?

Once you get the household member smiling, you may want to start the interview….

How many households live in this house? (Remember the definition of “household”)

If there are more than 2 households, interview the household of the person you are currently talking to.

RELAX and DO THE INTERVIEW

IN A PROFESSIONAL

BUT VERY FRIENDLY WAY!


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10) How can the field supervisors help you?

They will

review your 1st household interview before you move on to the 2nd interview

review your 2nd household interview before you move on to the 3rd

spot-check succeeding interviews all the way to the last week of April!

sign off your questionnaires and diaries

help you resolve issues – you can call them!


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11) How can you help protect the integrity of enumerators and the entire survey?

By ensuring that everything you write in the forms are truly from the households.

By remembering that “wrong” data will get back to your neighbors, your community, your family and to YOU!


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12) What to expect on Monday?

If no one calls you before 11 AM: you can come to the ESO at 2-5 PM to collect your kits.

If you need to re-do the test questionnaires, you will be informed between 9:00 – 11 AM. You can collect another set of questionnaires from ESO at 2-5 PM.


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13) When is the Survey Period, etc?

January 29-April 28, 2007

All districts are included

All enumeration areas (175) are included

Survey Team:

> 34 Enumerators

> 5 Field Supervisors

> 3 Editors, Coders, Verifiers

> 2 Consultants

> 12 ESO staff

> National Assessment Team Survey Sub-Committee


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THANK YOU!

May GOD bless you!


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