Sampling and Survey Design
The IHS3 2010/11 sample includes 12,271 households surveyed in 768 households. The overall sample is representative at the district-, regional-, urban-rural and national-level. 3,247 IHS3 households from 204 enumeration areas were designated as "panel" prior to the start of the IHS3 field work who were visited twice during the IHS3 (in the post-planting and post-harvest periods with respect to the rainy agricultural seasons) and were later tracked and re-interviewed as part of the IHPS. The rest of the IHS3 sample were designated as "cross-sectional" and were visited only once during the IHS3 fieldwork, similar to the practice that was followed during the Second Integrated Household Survey (IHS2) 2004/05. For more detailed information on the IHS3, please see the IHS3 Basic Information Document.
The IHPS 2013 was designed to be representative at the regional, urban/rural- and national-level. Beyond household tracking targets, the IHPS tracked all individuals that changed locations in between the IHS3 2010/11 and the IHPS 2013 interview, that were projected to be 12 years of age at the time of the IHPS interview and that were neither servants nor guests at the time of the IHS3 interview. For more detailed information on the IHPS 2013, please see the IHPS 2013 Basic Information Document.
The IHS4 2016/17 sample includes 12,480 households surveyed in 780 enumeration areas (the island of Likoma has been included this round). As in IHS3, the cross-sectional sample is representative at the district-, regional-, urban-rural and national-level and households were visited once throughout the 12 months of fieldwork. The IHPS 2016 ran concurrently with the IHS4. 102 of the 204 panel enumeration areas from the earlier rounds of the IHPS were selected for follow up in 2016 (two interview set-up to capture both rainy and dry seasons), and the same tracking rules as in IHPS 2013 applied. Finally, up to 4 adults per panel household were randomly selected and administered an individual-referenced questionnaire on asset ownership and control, and food security.
The IHS5 2019/20 sample includes 12,480 households surveyed in 780 enumeration area. As in previous rounds of the IHS, the cross-sectional sample is representative at the district-, regional-, urban-rural and national-level and households were visited once throughout the 12 months of fieldwork. The IHPS 2019 ran concurrently with the IHS5. As in 2016, 102 panel enumeration areas were followed with the same interview set-up and tracking rules as previous rounds of the IHPS.
The IHS3 2010/11 instruments include the following:
The IHPS 2013 instruments include the following:
The IHS4 2016/17 and IHPS 2016 instruments include the following:
The IHS5 2019/20 and IHPS 2019 instruments include the following:
- Household Questionnaire
- Agriculture Questionnaire
- Fishery Questionnaire
- Community Questionnaire