The LSMS-ISA project is supporting the redesign and implementation of the General Household Survey (GHS), by expanding it with the introduction of a panel component that focuses on agriculture and household welfare. The objective of the program is (i) to improve the production of household-level agriculture statistics linked with non-agriculture dimensions of household welfare and behavior and (ii) to foster the dissemination and use of these data. The GHS is an annual survey carried out in February-March throughout the country on a sample of 22,000 households to produce state level estimates. The panel component is implemented every two years. The project also ensures comparability with other surveys being carried out under the LSMS-ISA project in in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The GHS-Panel is implemented by the Nigeria National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). 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.