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Statistics Agency to commence survey on the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on businesses

Statistics Agency to commence survey on the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on businesses

Namibia’s Statistics Agency, (NSA) will kick-off a survey aimed at measuring the prevalence and nature of the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on selected businesses operating in the country from 29 April to next week.

The six-day Business Perception Survey will cover a total of 502 formal businesses only and a convenient list of businesses across 16 sectors of the economy will be used for this survey, the agency said this week.

“The questionnaire will be electronic and will be sent to the emails of businesses, and will be followed up with telephone calls. For those without emails and cannot respond using the link, they will be interviewed via telephone,” statistician general, Alex Shimuafeni said.

Shimuafeni meanwhile said trained professional statisticians from NSA will be trained on how to administer and explain the questionnaire through the telephone.


 

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