ANNEX B

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF VARIOUS HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS CITED IN THE REPORT

Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Living Standard Measurement Survey (LSMS) Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS)
Origin Funded by USAID since 1984, implemented by ICF Macro, with large samples ranging from 5000-30000 households The World Bank in the 1980s UNICEF since 1995
Types of Data Collected Prevalence of underweight children, education, under 5 mortality rates, maternal mortality rates, access to water and sanitation Poverty, education, access to water and sanitation. Note, information on health status is not always measured Under-five mortality, infant mortality, underweight prevalence, stunting prevalence, wasting prevalence, low birth weight, immunizations, as well as general indicators on reproductive health, child development, literacy and education and sexual behavior
Standard Methodology Yes, with model questionnaires Yes Yes
Number of Countries Covered 84 Approximately 40 Varies from 50-95
Frequency of Data Collection at Country Level Every five years No regular pattern Approximately every five years but expected to be done every 3 years from 2011


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ANNEX B BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF VARIOUS HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS CITED IN THE REPORT Demographic and Health Surveys Living Standard Measurement Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (DHS) Survey (LSMS) (MICS) Origin Funded by USAID since 1984, The World Bank in the 1980s UNICEF since 1995 implemented by ICF Macro, with large samples ranging from 5000- 30000 households Types of Data Prevalence of underweight children, Poverty, education, access to water Under-five mortality, infant mortality, Collected education, under 5 mortality rates, and sanitation. Note, information on underweight prevalence, stunting maternal mortality rates, access to health status is not always measured prevalence, wasting prevalence, low water and sanitation birth weight, immunizations, as well as general indicators on reproductive health, child development, literacy and education and sexual behavior Standard Yes, with model questionnaires Yes Yes Methodology Number of Countries 84 Approximately 40 Varies from 50-95 Covered Frequency of Data Every five years No regular pattern Approximately every five years but Collection at Country expected to be done every 3 years Level from 2011 125

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