The National, Friday 14th of March, 2014
THE National Statistical office and the Institute of National Affairs will undertake the PNG financial capability survey.
An agreement they signed last week clarified their roles and responsibilities in the survey.
The survey is to identify groups which have relatively lower levels of financial capability and to introduce policies and programmes to enhance financial literacy and increase financial inclusion.
Both parties agreed to abide by the objectives of the survey on behalf of the project partners, Bank of PNG, World Bank and Korean Trust Fund.
Acting national statistician Roko Koloma said the institute was the implementing agency and the NSO would provide technical assistance in areas of village and household sampling, mapping, training of field interviewers and data collection.
The survey will cover 11 districts of eight provinces beginning with Morobe and Madang and later moving to the highlands region.
They will then continue in East New Britain, NCD and Central.
The training for the Momase leg of the survey was conducted in Lae last week. Teams are now on the ground in Morobe and Madang conducting interviews.