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BRIEFJanuary 21, 2021

Data and Reports

The World Bank

The LSMS high-frequency phone surveys are leveraging existing face-to-face surveys as sampling frames and sources of longitudinal data. These techniques also feed into analyzing the phone survey data and further, producing reports that present findings.



In Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda, the phone survey samples have been drawn from the latest round of the national longitudinal face-to-face household survey that have been supported by the World Bank Living Standards Measurement Study – Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) program.

In Burkina Faso, the phone survey sample has been drawn from the 2018/19 round of the cross-sectional survey that had been conducted under the West Africa Regional Program to Harmonize and Modernize Living Conditions Surveys.

The face-to-face survey data are used for bias adjustment in the computation of sampling weights for the phone surveys and for expanding the time horizon and scope of longitudinal data analysis.

In each country, the implementing agency for the phone survey is the respective national statistical office (NSO) – with the exception of Ethiopia, where the LSMS has hired a private firm with clearance from the Central Statistical Agency.


Featured reports: 

During the three months of the survey (May to July 2021), the most extreme behavioral responses to food insecurity generally decreased, yet one in three IDP households skipped meals regularly - a rate three times higher than the national average.

During the Pandemic, access to financial services has been severely limited for both IDPs and the Burkinabe population generally.

Although nondisplaced households suffered during the pandemic, the socioeconomic outcomes of IDPs were frequently worse one year after the outbreak of the pandemic.

Social protection is very limited in Burkina Faso: in October 202 only 8.8% of households declared having received any form of assistance from an institution since March 2020.

In June 2020, about 1 in 4 households reported that at some point since the outbreak of the pandemic they were unable to access basic food.


All survey reports: 

Round 1 (ENFR) | Round 2 (ENFR)| Round 3 (ENFR) | Round 4 (ENFR) | Round 5 (ENFR) | Round 6 (ENFR) | Round 7 (ENFR) | Round 8 (ENFR) | Round 9 (ENFR) | Round 10 (ENFR) | Round 11 (ENFR)

High Frequency Phone Survey on Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) 2021.