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AVSI 2020 Magwi Multi-Sector Household Survey


Meant to influence AVSI’s the programming and project implementation, the objectives of the multi-sector household survey here reported are multi-fold. In order to promote a holistic and change-oriented understanding of the area, a comprehensive dashboard is presented, covering sectorial key indicators (outcome) and their main determinants (contributing factors), with brief references to outlier communities and/or noticeable changes occurred in the recent past. The identification of the most tailored interventions is stimulated through a short review of the major differences among the communities, including both their comparative constraints and advantages. Better targeting and project integration, the central objectives that this study pursues, are encouraged with an in-depth analysis that: i) brings together socio-economic and power/conflict features; ii) reviews the scope and characteristics of all key actors (administrative authorities, community leaders, market participants and food surplus producers); iii) presents a poverty profiling of the population based on food security; iv) reminds of cross-sectorial dynamics whenever relevant. Finally, recommendations are accompanied with a description of their logic and their implications in terms of project implementation as a means to guide AVSI field officers. The main results of this report will be reported to local administrative and traditional authorities in order to have a fact-based discussion over the best ways in which AVSI can contribute to deliver support to the community.


he 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. More details in the Full Report.

Key findings: 

See Full report: 2-page section named FINDINGS and RECOMMENDATIONS

Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
04 Feb 2020 to 13 Feb 2020
Draft / Preliminary Results
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
AVSI Foundation