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Energy Policies and Multitopic Household Surveys: Guidelines for Questionnaire Design in Living Standards Measurement Studies

Accurate data on household energy use, combined with other data on household well-being, is essential to monitor progress in the household energy transition from traditional biomass fuels to modern fuels and electricity and to evaluate the effect of government energy policies on living conditions. Multi-topic socioeconomic household surveys à la LSMS can provide data with which to make these measurements. Designers of LSMS and other multitopic household surveys can use these guidelines to help ensure that their surveys provide extensive and reliable data on household energy use.


  • Kyran O'Sullivan
  • Douglas F. Barnes

Issued on

Apr, 2006