The LSMS-ISA project is supporting the design and implementation of the Enquête Agricole de Conjoncture Intégrée aux Conditions de Vie des Ménages (EAC-I). The EAC-I is a multi-topic household panel survey, with the purpose of building capacity for the implementation of household surveys. The ultimate objective of the work is to improve the quality, timeliness, and relevance of household-level agricultural statistics in Mali, with an emphasis on sustainability, capacity building, and improving data collection methods. The first wave of the EAC-I was implemented in 2014-15 and the second in 2017-18. Funding for the project is provided by the United States Agency for International Development.
The multi-topic household panel survey was implemented by the Cellule de la Planification et de la Statistique du Secteur Développment Rural (CPS) in collaboration with the l'Institut National de la Statistique (INSTAT). The LSMS team was responsible for the management and technical design of the project, as well as for the provision of technical assistance and the support of analytical work resulting from the collected data.