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 impetus for this collaboration came from a decision of the CARICOM Council for Human and Social Development in 2014 to pilot a CARICOM model of national prevalence surveys on Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG). The Council further advised that the long-tested global model for population-based studies (pioneered by WHO) should be adapted for the Caribbean context. Hence, this survey forms part of the composite pilot for the national prevalence study on VAWG in the Caribbean.
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).
The Bureau of Statistics received financial support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), technical support from Sistemas Integrales Ltd and the International Labour Organization (ILO) to make this survey a reality, since prior to July 2017, there has not been such a survey in Guyana.
- GLFS 2020 First Quarter Micro dataset (Zipped – 399KB)
- GLFS 2019 Micro dataset (Zipped – 5.17MB)
- GLFS 2018 Micro dataset (Zipped – 3.7MB)
- GLFS 2017 Micro dataset (Zipped – 1.9MB)
- GLFS 2020 First Quarter Micro dataset (SPSS) (Zipped – 244KB)
- GLFS 2019 Micro dataset (SPSS) (Zipped – 1.74MB)
- GLFS 2018 Micro dataset (SPSS) (Zipped – 1.94MB)
- GLFS 2017 Micro dataset (SPSS) (Zipped – 1.08MB)
- GLFS 2020 First Quarter Bulletin (PDF – 1.37 MB)
- GLFS 2019 Bulletin (PDF – 1.72 MB)
- GLFS 2018 Bulletin (PDF – 1.6 MB)
- GLFS 2017 Fourth Quarter (PDF – 1.4 MB)
- GLFS 2017 Third Quarter (PDF – 1.8 MB)
The Bureau of Statistics (BoS) is currently conducting a Household Budget and Living Condition Survey in all Ten (10) Administrative regions of Guyana. This is a comprehensive survey which combines the collection of household income and expenditure, with living condition of households.
The survey commenced in November 2018, and is being done on a quarterly basis. The field work for the last quarter completed in November 2019.
This survey has two (2) main objectives:
- To collect information from the country’s households and families on their buying habits (expenditures), income and other characteristics;
- To revise the list of goods and services in the household’s consumption “basket”, and consequently the weighting patterns of the CPI (Consumer price index)
The Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is currently conducting a Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS6) – 2018. This is being conducted countrywide, covering households in both urban and rural areas. The sample size of the survey is 8,700 household distributed across the country. The questionnaires will collect information on households, women and men age (15-49) years, children under the age of 5 and children 5-17 years.
- Available end of 2019
- Available end of 2019
- MICS6 – Children (under 5 years) Questionnaire (PDF – 882KB)
- MICS6 – Children (5-17 years) Questionnaire (PDF – 1.42MB)
- MICS6 – Men (15-49 years) Questionnaire (PDF – 1.19MB)
- MICS6 – Women (15-49 years) Questionnaire (PDF – 1.08MB)
- MICS6 – Household Questionnaire (PDF – 1.34MB)
- MICS6 – Water Quality Testing Questionnaire (PDF – 987KB)
The main objective of the survey is to provide timely information on Guyana’s tourism product. Such information would help the major participants in the tourism sector to better plan its development. In addition, the Bureau of Statistics would use this survey to construct a time series data base on important tourism variables.
- VEMS Report 2009 (ZIP – 7.02 MB)
- VEMS Report 2010 (PDF – 3.34 MB)
- VEMS Report 2011 (PDF – 2.3 MB)
- VEMS Report 2012 (ZIP – 3.13 MB)
- VEMS Report 2013 (PDF – 2.58 MB)
- VEMS Report 2014 (ZIP- 5.14 MB)
- VEMS Report 2015 (PDF – 3.34 MB)
- VEMS Report 2016 (PDF – 9.25 MB)
- VEMS Report 2017 (PDF – 9.07 MB)
The Guyana Bureau of Statistics in Partnership with UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, and UNWOMEN is conducting a Baseline Survey for the Spotlight Initiative in Regions 1, 4, 6, and 7 from February 1, 2021.
The survey seeks to explore issues related to women’s health and life experiences and will form the basis for the design and monitoring of interventions under the spotlight initiative for women and girls. The Spotlight Initiative is so named because it brings focus attention to the issue of abuse of women and girls, moving it into the spotlight and placing it at the centre of efforts to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Here is what you should know.
- The survey will be conducted for 7 days.
- The survey will be conducted by telephone interviews (interviewers will call your homes and ask you a few questions).
- In the Hinterland regions, Field Researchers may request your participation. All COVID-19 guidelines will be observed.
- Interviewers will ask to interview ONLY women and girls between the ages of 15-49 years old.
- The survey will take about 10-20 minutes to complete and no names will be recorded.
- Interviewers for this survey will not request money, cell phone credit or any other human, financial, or material resources or request to see or meet respondents.
- All the information will remain strictly confidential and will only be used for the purposes of this survey. While participation is voluntary, if you participate in this survey, you will be helping to make sure that no woman or girl is left behind.
“This website was developed with the assistance of the Government of Canada through the Project for the Regional Advancement of Statistics in the Caribbean (PRASC).”