Questionnaire Design: Balancing Country Specificity with Cross-Country Comparability & International Standards

Zanzibar, Tanzania

The World Bank LSMS-ISA team held its annual workshop for government officials from the national statistics offices of the seven LSMS-ISA partner countries to discuss issues of importance concerning questionnaire design and implementation. The workshop commenced with a welcome address by the Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics and included presentations on a variety of questionnaire design topics such as gender, household shocks, and measurement of non-standard units. Other topics presented included the design of modules for capturing livestock, GPS and data dissemination policies, and the forthcoming LSMS-ISA research agenda.