The Guyana Women’s Health and Life Experiences survey is a collaborative project between the Government of Guyana, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). 

The survey was conducted by the Bureau of Statistics, the University of Guyana and the Global Women’s Institute of the George Washington University with direct technical support from the UN Women Multi-Country Office – Caribbean.

This survey was based on an analysis of the quantitative survey data and incorporating the qualitative study results, examines the nature and prevalence of violence against women and girls in Guyana (particularly intimate-partner violence).

Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) – 2014

The Bureau of Statistics, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) executed a nationwide Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), from March to June 2014.

Demography & Health Survey (DHS) 2009

The Ministry of Health, supported by the Bureau of Statistics, executed a nationwide Demographic and Health Survey during the period January to March of 2009. This survey was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) The objectives of this project were to collect data related to: 1. Family, maternal and child health in Guyana 2. Demographic and other health issues associated with services, knowledge and behavior among women and men in Guyana. The population under study for the Guyana DHS were children, women and men who are living in private households.

The Bureau launched its first National Accounts publication of Guyana System of National Accounts (SNA) in 2010.

The Population and Housing Census is one of Guyana’s largest national exercises. In the Census, which is conducted every ten years, Enumerators (census-takers) visit every household in every part of the country to administer questionnaires that collect social and economic information and data on the population. The Population and Housing Census is an extremely important national exercise and it is every citizen’s duty to cooperate according to the laws of Guyana, as the Census produces a huge body of information that is used in planning and development.

Census 2012

Census 2002

The Georgetown Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the main tool used by the Government to measure the rate of inflation, and is also used by trade unions, international organisations and members of the public for monitoring changes in prices.

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