World Bank Gives US$5m To Build LISGIS Capacity

The World Bank has provided US$5million to the Government of Liberia to support and improve the country’s national statistical capacity through the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS).
World Bank Operational Officer Esther Rojas-Garcia said the fund will enable LISGIS to carry out its statutory function by regularly conducting surveys every four years.Garcia made the remarks at the national launch of the Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2016 Dissemination on Monday held at the Monrovia City Hall.
She indicated that these surveys will be able to capture data on national accounts, prices, poverty and key sustainable development goals.
The World Bank official pointed out that the household income and expenditure survey offers a solid basis for determining policies that can be used to inform the pro-poor agenda.
Madam Garcia stressed that from the data, robust poverty guides have been prepared that enable the understanding of poverty dynamics across the country for the influencing factors of poverty.

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