2018 Poverty Assessment process officially terminated

Minister of Finance, Camillo Gonsalves has said that the 2018 Poverty Assessment for St. Vincent and the Grenadines is incomplete and a decision was made to terminate the process.

Minister Gonsalves outlined the reasons for endingĀ the process in response to a question from Opposition Member of Parliament, Daniel Cummings about the status of the exercise.

The Finance Minister said the COVID-19 pandemic and the La Soufriere volcanic eruptions presented challenges to completing the data collection.

 

According to Minister Gonsalves, a new Poverty Assessment will be conducted following completion of the Population and Housing Census.