Government welcomes financial assistance from the Caribbean Development Bank

The Government has welcomed the assistance from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) which according to the government’s Chief of Staff Lionel Hurst will better aid with Poverty assessment in the country.

He said that Antigua and Barbuda has long been a beneficiary of the CDB and indicated the newly implemented poverty study will greatly assist the twin island state.

Hurst who was speaking during an interview this morning said that the study will not only identify areas of poverty but will assist the government to implement the proper steps to alleviate poverty.

In addition to the Poverty Assessment Programme launched by the CDB on Tuesday, stakeholders from participating OECS countries will also benefit from national and regional training activities to build capacity to conduct the different elements of Sustainable Household Data Programme, including how to use GIS and computer-aided personal interviewing devices and applications for multidimensional poverty measurement.

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