Resources and Documents

Household survey methodology

International Houshold 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. Information available includes survey catalog, survey related methodological guidelines and softwares.

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Demographic and Health Surveys Program

The DHS program provides technical assistance to countries on conducting demographic and health surveys, advancing global understanding of health and population trends in developing countries. Information available includes national Demographic and Health Survey data and report, as well as survey methodology documents.

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The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) supported by UNICEF is the largest source of statistically sound and internationally comparable data on women and children worldwide helping shape policies for the improvement of their lives. Information includes MICS data and reports as well as survey methodology documents and tools.

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The Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS)

The Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) is a household survey program focused on generating high-quality data, improving survey methods, and building capacity. The goal of the LSMS is to facilitate the use of household survey data for evidence-based policymaking.

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National labour force surveys (LFS) are the main source behind essential headline indicators of the labour market and the world of work. A wide range of economic and social policies, from monetary and fiscal policies to employment, decent work, vocational education and training, and a wide range of poverty reduction and social inclusion policies depend on labour force surveys as their main source of statistics for informed decision-making and monitoring.

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Mapping of SDG indicators

The information within template has been compiled from existing sources of metadata on the SDG indicators supplemented by inputs from the member agencies of the Intersecretariat Working Group on Household Surveys. Download file