The International Household Survey Network (IHSN) is an informal network of international agencies that operates solely on the basis of voluntary contributions—in kind or in cash—from its members.
Development, administration, and management of the IHSN is conducted primarily by two entities: the Management Group, and the Secretariat.
The Management Group oversees IHSN activities, sets policy direction, and communicates this direction to the Secretariat and IHSN constituency at large. It also oversees the IHSN Secretariat work program and ensures that IHSN goals and strategies are effectively articulated and disseminated. The Management Group is comprised of representatives from the following organizations:
A virtual Secretariat, comprised of members of the World Bank, Development Data Group (WB-DECDG) and PARIS21 Consortium Secretariat, coordinates the IHSN and is responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of the IHSN work program. The IHSN Secretariat’s functions are: