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2018 Greater Ikwoto Multi-Sector Household Survey


Meant to influence both the programming and the implementation of projects, the objectives of this multi-sector survey are multi-fold. To promote a holistic and change-oriented understanding of the area, a brief yet comprehensive dashboard is compiled, covering sectorial key indicators (outcome) as well as their main determinants (contributing factors), with brief references to outlier communities and/or noticeable differences compared to previous years. The selection of the most adapted forms of intervention is stimulated through a short review of the major differences among the communities comprising Greater Ikwoto, including both constraints and advantages. Better targeting and project integration, the central aims of this study, are encouraged with an in-depth analysis that brings together socio-economic and power/conflict features, that reviews the scope and characteristics of all key actors (administrative authorities, community leaders, market participants and food surplus producers), and that remind of cross-sectorial dynamics whenever relevant. Finally, recommendations are accompanied with a description of their logic and operative implications as a means to guide field officers.


The QUESTIONNAIRE employed in this survey was developed based on the WFP/FAO-led Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring System (FSNMS) survey and the UNICEF MICS (Multi Indicator Cluster Survey) survey , with additional questions originating from the Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa (CIALCA) Baseline Survey , the Secure Livelihood Research Consortium (SLRC) Survey , the RGAP Smallholder Household Survey , and a study on natural resource management compiled by the Association on Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA). The SAMPLING STRATEGY followed the standard two-stage cluster sampling, the first one to guide the selection of villages and the second one to select the households to be sampled. The survey was conducted over the course of 10 days by two teams, each one visiting two different villages per day; thus, the total number of villages surveyed (clusters) was 40. This fairly high number of clusters was adopted to compensate for potential inaccuracies in the population estimates.

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Assessment Date(s): 
07 May 2018 to 18 May 2018

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Collection Method(s): 
Structured Interview
Population Type(s): 
Conflict affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
AVSI Foundation