Panel Surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa: Selected Issues and Challenges

Nairobi, Kenya

The World Bank LSMS-ISA team organized a workshop to discuss some of the key issues and challenges in panel survey design and implementation. The workshop brought together the technical staff responsible for the surveys in each LSMS-ISA country and key technical experts with strong backgrounds in panel surveys to develop practical suggestions for the improvement of the ongoing and planned surveys. Local teams from LSMS-ISA countries in later stages of project implementation shared their survey implementation experiences and provided their perspectives on the various factors that led to and/or hindered project success.