The Malawi National Statistical Office (NSO), in collaboration with the World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS), disseminated the findings from the Fourth Integrated Household Survey 2016/17 (IHS4), and the Integrated Household Panel Survey 2016 (IHPS), on November 22, 2017 in Lilongwe, Malawi. Both surveys were implemented under the World Bank Living Standards Measurement Study-Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) initiative, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).Read More
When I was doing my dissertation fieldwork, the professor I was working with and I had a fair number of conversations about compensating the respondents in our 15 wave panel survey. We were taking a fair amount of people’s time and it seemed like not only the right thing to do, but also a way to potentially help grow the trust between our enumerators and the respondents.Read More
A new guidebook published by the World Bank and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics ( UIS ) casts light on how to measure the heavy burden of education spending that falls on the world’s families.Read More
In January 2015, severe flooding in Malawi affected over a million families, displacing 230,000 and killing over 100 people. A team of researchers from the World Bank and LEAD Analytics, Inc., in collaboration with the National Statistical Office (NSO), subsequently leveraged the existing longitudinal household survey infrastructure in Malawi to study the micro-level impacts of exposure to flooding on agricultural and food consumption outcomes.Read More
New Cross-Country Research Reveals (Persisting) Gender Differences in Off-Farm Employment Outcomes in Africa
The ability of people to enter jobs outside their own farm-household is extremely important for economic development and poverty reduction. In Sub-Saharan Africa, households derive a significant share of their total household income from off-farm employment. This stylized fact has been demonstrated for years, and many development programs focus on creating off-farm jobs. However, not all jobs are equally beneficial. Women are disadvantaged in accessing off-farm employment, and especially in accessing decent working conditions.Read More
The Fragility, Conflict, and Violence Cross Cutting Solutions Area (FCV CCSA) and the Development Data Group Survey Unit (DECSU) held the second of three planned workshops on “Measuring Violent Conflict in Household Surveys” in Perugia, Italy on 10-14 September 2018.These workshops are funded by... Read more
The objective of this module is to provide staff with a clear understanding of basics of sampling methodology for household surveys. The module will cover the basics sampling theory and key components of sample designs and their application. Upon completing the course, the participants should be... Read more
The Center for Development Data (C4D2) conducted its second training on Survey Solutions and Geo-Referencing , from May 28 to June 1, 2018. Participants included staff from the Eastern Africa Statistical Training Center (Dar es Salaam), the École Nationale Supérieure De Statistique Et D'économie... Read more
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This study examines recall bias in farm labor by conducting a randomized survey experiment in Ghana. Hours of farm labor obtained from a recall survey conducted at the end of the season are compared...
This Guidebook is intended to be a reference for survey practitioners seeking guidance on designing and implementing household surveys that include measurement of education expenditure. Household...
The measurement of food consumption and expenditure is a fundamental component of any analysis of poverty and food security, and hence the importance and timeliness of devoting attention to the topic...
As extreme weather events intensify due to climate change, it becomes ever more critical to understand how vulnerable households are to these events and the mechanisms households can rely on to...
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Off-farm income constitutes a significant share of the household livelihood portfolios across Sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, the determinants and dynamics of individuals' participation in off-farm...