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NEW - The data from the 2010-2011, 2012-2013, and 2015-2016 GHS-Panel Surveys are now available for downloading free of charge.

Overview

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.

Management

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.

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Design

Sampling and Survey Design

The GHS-Panel sample consists of 5,000 households who are a subsample of the GHS core survey of 22,000 households. The Panel households are visited twice per wave of the Panel – post-planting period and post-harvest period. In the years of the panel, the post-harvest visit is implemented jointly with the core GHS sample of 22,000 households (5,000 Panel and 17,000 non-panel households). The sample is representative at the national level and provides reliable estimates of key socio-economic variables for the six zones in the country.

Questionnaire Design

The GHS-Panel Year 1 post-planting instruments include the following:

The GHS-Panel Year 1 post-harvest instruments include the following:

The GHS-Panel Year 2 post-planting instruments include the following:

The GHS-Panel Year 2 post-harvest instruments include the following:

The GHS-Panel Year 3 post-planting instruments include the following:

The GHS-Panel Year 3 post-harvest instruments include the following:

Implementation

Field Work Implementation

The GHS Panel households are interviewed twice a year for each wave. The visits coincide with post-harvest and post-planting periods to reduce recall of agriculture activities. The field work is implemented by mobile teams in each state and concurrent data entry developed in CSPro for the first visit. Computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) is being adopted for the second visit.

Methodological Validation

For the agriculture households, areas of cultivated agricultural plots are measured using GPS technology except for instances where the farms require extensive travel to visit.

Dissemination

Data Documentation and Dissemination

All data generated are made publicly available (fully cleaned and with complete documentation) within twelve months of completion of each wave of data collection. The GHS-Panel data are disseminated via the LSMS and NBS websites.

The data from the 2010-2011, 2012-2013, and 2015-2016 GHS-Panel Surveys are now available for downloading free of charge.

Datasets

Nigeria General Household Survey - Panel Year 1: 2010-2011 / Year 2: 2012-2013 / Year 3: 2015-2016

Sample Size: 5,000
Coverage: National
Domains: Urban and Rural
Collection Dates: Year 1:
Post-Planting: August - October 2010
Post-Harvest: February - April 2011
Year 2:
Post-Planting: September - November 2012
Post-Harvest: February - April 2013
Year 3:
Post-Planting: August - October 2015
Post-Harvest: February - April 2016
Panel: Yes
Executing Agency: National Bureau of Statistics
Access Policy: Year 1: Available for free download

Year 2: Available for free download

Year 3: Available for free download

Other LSMS surveys for this country:  
Comments: This survey was done as part of the LSMS-Integrated Surveys on Agriculture project.

 

2010-2011 General Household Survey - Panel Documentation

 

Basic Information Document

The Basic Information Document describes the design of the GHS-Panel Survey 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 GHS-Panel Survey data, and contain codes as well as skip patterns. For more information on the contents of the questionnaires, see the Basic Information Document.

Interviewer Manual

The Interviewer Manual provides valuable information on the details of the implementation of the survey. It includes instructions on how to interpret the main concepts in the questionnaire as well as instructions for individual questions.

Supervisor Manual

The Supervisor Manual provides information on how the work of the interviewers was monitored. It also includes instructions on the administration of the Community Questionnaire.

Additional Codes

Additional codes not appearing in the questionnaires.

Photo Aids

The Photo Aids were used to assist households in estimating the amount of food products consumed by the household.

Final Report

The Final Report presents the results from the survey.

2012-2013 General Household Survey - Panel Documentation

Basic Information Document

The Basic Information Document describes the design of the GHS-Panel Survey 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 GHS-Panel data, and contain codes as well as skip patterns.

 

The GHS-Panel Year 2 post-planting instruments include the following:

 

The GHS-Panel Year 2 post-harvest instruments include the following:

Interviewer Manual

The Interviewer Manual provides valuable information on the details of the implementation of the survey. It includes instructions on how to interpret the main concepts in the questionnaire as well as instructions for individual questions.

Supervisor Manual

The Supervisor Manual provides information on how the work of the interviewers was monitored. It also includes instructions on the administration of the Community Questionnaire.

Photo Aids

The Photo Aids were used to assist households in estimating the amount of food products consumed by the household.

Final Report

The Final Report presents the results from the survey.

2015-2016 General Household Survey - Panel Documentation

Basic Information Document

The Basic Information Document describes the design of the GHS-Panel Survey 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 GHS-Panel data, and contain codes as well as skip patterns.

 

The GHS-Panel Year 3 post-planting instruments include the following:

 

The GHS-Panel Year 3 post-harvest instruments include the following:

Interviewer Manual

The Interviewer Manual provides valuable information on the details of the implementation of the survey. It includes instructions on how to interpret the main concepts in the questionnaire as well as instructions for individual questions.

Supervisor Manual

The Supervisor Manual provides information on how the work of the interviewers was monitored. It also includes instructions on the administration of the Community Questionnaire.

Photo Aids

The Photo Aids were used to assist households in estimating the amount of food products consumed by the household.

Final Report

The Final Report presents the results from the survey.