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Niger

Overview

The LSMS-ISA project is supporting the design and implementation of the Niger Enquête Nationale sur les Conditions de Vie des Ménages et l’Agriculture (ECVM/A), also known as the National Household Living Conditions and Agriculture Survey. The expanded focus consists of the development of an agriculture module for the household survey as well as ensuring that the information on agriculture and livestock will be mainstreamed into future surveys. The first survey was done in 2011 and the second survey was done in 2014.

Management

The ECVM/A is implemented by the Niger Institut National de la Statistique (INS). The LSMS team is 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.

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Design

Sampling and Survey Design

The sample for the ECVM/A-2011 includes approximately 4,000 households in 270 Zones de Dénombrement (ZD). The sample is nationally representative, as well as representative of Niamey, Other Urban and Rural. Within the rural ZDs, the sample is also representative of three ecological zones - agricultural zones, agro-pastoral zones, and pastoral zones.

Households visited in 2011 were re-visited in 2014. Households and individuals who moved after the 2011 survey were tracked. When the entire household moved within Niger, the household was found and re-interviewed in 2014. When individuals from the household moved, one individual per household was selected to follow.

Questionnaire Design

The post-planting visit questionnaires for the ECVM/A-2011 include the following:

The post-harvest visit questionnaires for the ECVM/A-2011 include the following:

The post-planting visit questionnaires for the ECVM/A-2014 include the following:

  • Household Questionnaire (French)
  • Agriculture Questionnaire (French)
  • Community Questionnaire (French)

The post-harvest visit questionnaires for the ECVM/A-2014 include the following:

  • Household Questionnaire (French)
  • Agriculture Questionnaire (French)
  • Community Questionnaire (French)
Implementation

Field Work Implementation

The field work for each survey was conducted in two visits to the survey households. The first visit was made after the planting season (July - September).The second visit was made after the harvest season (November – January ). The field work was implemented by mobile teams with a dedicated data entry operator integrated into each team for concurrent data entry through an application developed in CSPro. Field teams consisted of one supervisor, three enumerators, and one data entry operator.

Dissemination

Data Documentation and Dissemination

All data generated will be made publicly available (fully cleaned and with complete documentation).

The data from the Enquête Nationale sur les Conditions de Vie des Ménages et l’Agriculture de 2011 are available for downloading free of charge.

The data from the Enquete Nationale sur les Conditions de Vie des Ménages et l'Agriculture de 2014 are available for downloading free of charge.

Datasets

l'Enquête Nationale sur les Conditions de Vie des Ménages et l'Agriculture

Sample Size: 2011: 3,968
2014: 3,617
Coverage: National
Domains: City of Niamey, other urban, rural - agricultural zones, agro-pastoral zones, pastoral zones
Collection Dates: 2011: July - September 2011 and
November 2011 - January 2012
2014: September-November 2014 and
January-March 2015
Panel: Yes
Executing Agency: Institut National de la Statistique
Access Policy: 2011: Available for free download

2014: Available for free download

Other LSMS surveys for this country: None
Comments: This survey was done as part of the Living Standards Measurement Study - Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) project.

 

2011 Enquête Nationale sur les Conditions de Vie des Ménages et l'Agriculture Documentation

 

Basic Information Document

The Basic Information Document describes the design of the l'Enquête Nationale sur les Conditions de Vie des Ménages et l'Agriculture (ECVMA) and its coverage for potential users. It provides detailed information on the methodology used to implement the survey.

Questionnaires

The questionnaires are essential tools for using the ECVMA data. In addition to the questions, the questionnaires also contain codes and skip patterns.

The Household Questionnaire for the first visit collected information from all members of the household. The Household Questionnaire for the second visit collected information from individuals who joined the household after the first visit.

 

The Agriculture Questionnaire for the first visit collected information regarding post-planting activities and the dry season. The Agriculture Questionnaire for the second visit collected information regarding harvest activities and livestock.

 

The Community questionnaire for the first visit collected information on community characteristics and local prices. The Community Questionnaire for the second visit collected only local prices.

Interviewer Manual

The Interviewer Manual starts with a description of the scope and the objectives of the survey but concentrates on the execution of the study itself: the responsibilities of the survey team members, the time frame of the assigned tasks, interviewing techniques, basic concepts and definitions, objectives of each section and who to interview for each section, how to obtain the required information, and how to fill out the questionnaire.

Sample Design

This document describes the design of the ECVMA sample. It is available in French only.

Geovariables

This note describes the geospatial variables included in the dataset, and the process governing their creation.

2014 Enquête Nationale sur les Conditions de Vie des Ménages et l'Agriculture Documentation

The Basic Information Document describes the design of the l'Enquête Nationale sur les Conditions de Vie des Ménages et l'Agriculture (ECVMA) and its coverage for potential users. It provides detailed information on the methodology used to implement the survey.

Questionnaires

The questionnaires are essential tools for using the ECVMA data. In addition to the questions, the questionnaires also contain codes and skip patterns.

The Household Questionnaire for the first visit collected information from all members of the household. The Household Questionnaire for the second visit collected information from individuals who joined the household after the first visit.

 

The Agriculture Questionnaire for the first visit collected information regarding post-planting activities and the dry season. The Agriculture Questionnaire for the second visit collected information regarding harvest activities and livestock.

 

The Community questionnaire for the first visit collected information on community characteristics and local prices. The Community Questionnaire for the second visit collected only local prices.

Interviewer Manual

The Interviewer Manual starts with a description of the scope and the objectives of the survey but concentrates on the execution of the study itself: the responsibilities of the survey team members, the time frame of the assigned tasks, interviewing techniques, basic concepts and definitions, objectives of each section and who to interview for each section, how to obtain the required information, and how to fill out the questionnaire.