The LSMS-ISA project is supporting the design and implementation of the Uganda National Panel Survey (UNPS), with a focus on expanding the agricultural content of the UNPS as well as ensuring comparability with other surveys being carried out under the LSMS-ISA project in Sub-Saharan Africa. The emphasis is to ensure that information on agriculture and livestock, and data on food and nutrition security inter alia, are mainstreamed into the UNPS, and that the quality and relevance of these data is further improved and made sustainable over time. The UNPS is implemented on an annual basis; the first round of data collection ran from September 2009 through August 2010. The current work plan spans a period of 5 years, with co-funding from the Dutch Government for the first round of data collection and infrastructure-related expenditures.
The UNPS is implemented by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBoS) through the Division for Socioeconomic Surveys. 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.