NEW - The data from the 2010-2011 Third Integrated Household Survey, the 2013 Integrated Household Panel Survey, the 2016-2017 Fourth Integrated Household Survey and the Integrated Household Long-term Panel Survey 2010-2013-2016 are now available for downloading free of charge.
The LSMS-ISA project is providing technical and financial assistance to the Malawi Integrated Household Survey (IHS) Program, starting with the implementation of the Third Integrated Household Survey (IHS3) in 2010/11. Following up on the IHS3, the Integrated Household Panel Survey (IHPS) 2013 was implemented to track and re-interview 3,246 households that were previously interviewed during the IHS3. The IHPS also tracked split-off individuals that moved away from IHS3 dwelling locations to establish/join new households which were in turn interviewed by the IHPS, boosting the panel household sample to 4,000 in 2013.
Through a new wave of funding from the USAID, the LSMS is providing technical and financial assistance to the Fourth Integrated Household Survey (IHS4) in 2016/17 and the Fifth Integrated Household Survey (IHS5) in 2019/2020. The IHS4 and the IHS5 will both have a cross-sectional sample of 12,480 households that will be interviewed across a 12-month period. In addition to the cross-sectional component, starting with the IHS4, an initial target of 1,989 panel households that were interviewed in IHPS 2013 and that could be traced back to half of the 204 enumeration areas that were originally sampled for the IHPS 2013 will be tracked. The panel household sample will be allowed to expand in both waves through the tracking of split-off individuals and the new households that they form. By the end of 2019/20, the work program will have generated three rounds of cross-sectional data and four rounds of panel data spanning nearly a decade.
Fieldwork for IHS4 concluded in April 2017.
The Malawi National Statistics Office (NSO) is the implementing agency for the IHS3 2010/11 and the IHPS 2013, the IHS4 2016/17 and the upcoming IHS5 2019/20. In addition to the LSMS-ISA project, the IHS3 2010/11 was funded by the Government of Malawi, the Government of Norway, DFID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and Irish Aid; the IHPS 2013 received funding from DFID; the IHS4 and the IHS5 are receiving funding from USAID through LSMS-ISA and the Millennium Challenge Corporation is contributing to IHS4. The LSMS team is the primary source of technical assistance in support of the design and implementation of the aforementioned household surveys.