The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) will be spending a total of P106.85 million to conduct three more surveys this year.
The PSA said the main bulk of the fund, or P79.35 million, will be earmarked to conduct the country’s first-ever 2018 National Migration Survey (NMS).
The NMS will collect data on international and interregional migration flows; types of migration and characteristics of migrants; levels, patterns and processes of migration; and factors that affect levels, patterns and processes of migration.
“The 2018 NMS aims to provide a nationally representative baseline data on migration in the Philippines,” the PSA said.
A total of 45,000 households and 45,000 individuals will be selected for the 2018 NMS. The funds will be used for personal services, maintenance and other operating expenses and capital outlay.
The conduct of the survey is tentatively scheduled from June to August 2018, while the results are expected to be released in May 2019.
Meanwhile, apart from the NMS, the PSA will also be spending for the 2018 Quarterly Survey on Philippine Business and Industry (QSPBI), and the 2017 Survey on Information and Communications Technology (SICT).
The QSPBI will collect data on employment, compensation, value of production, total revenue, total inventory of goods and capacity utilization.
The PSA will spend P16.8 million to cover travel expenses, supplies, printing expenses and other operating expenses related to the QSPBI.
The preliminary results of the survey are released 45 days after the reference quarter, while the final results of the quarterly survey are disseminated 60 days after the reference quarter.
The SICT, meanwhile, will gather and generate information on the availability, distribution, access/utilization of information and communications technology in business and industry to assess and monitor the digital economy in the country.
The PSA will spend P10.7 million for personal services, maintenance and other operating expenses, such as travel expenses, training, supplies and printing of materials.
The survey will collect data from 10,000 establishments nationwide in April 2018. Results of the survey will be released in November 2019.