Sierra Leone Integrated Household Survey (WB-P157778)

  • Sierra Leone
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 15, 2016
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Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 1.75 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 14, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jan 5, 2016

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Project Description
The overall development objective of this project is to support the Government of Sierra Leone in improving the availability and quality of poverty and other socioeconomic data to inform policy monitoring and planning through the implementation of the 2016 Sierra Leone Integrated Household Survey, and associated capacity building activities. The main result of this project is the successful implementation of the 2016 Sierra Leone Integrated Household Survey. This includes: (1) The development of a survey methodology that closes the data gaps on key socioeconomic indicators. Specific activities include the development of a questionnaire which allows for comparisons with previous surveys, including the 2011 SLIHS survey, the 2013 Demographic and Health Survey, and the 2015 population census. This process allows for the monitoring of trends in these indicators, and potentially the production of a highly disaggregated poverty map. In addition, these sample size would be sufficient to facilitate urban/ rural and district level analysis. (2) The project targets the modernization of the data capture system, with a shift to decentralized data entry to increase quality with field based error checking and to improve the timeliness of results. In addition, the 2016 SLIHS will incorporate GIS technology to geo-reference households, allowing analysts to link infrastructure maps, rainfall data, soil quality measures, etc., with household data. (3) The grant will support Statistics Sierra Leone in the cleaning and proper archiving of the dataset, including sampling weights and attrition corrections to generate representative estimates. Coupled with World Bank technical assistance, this includes the construction of comparable consumption aggregates and poverty lines, and the timely production of a statistical abstract. Overall the goal will be to publicly release the abstract and microdata within 12 months of the completion of fieldwork.
Investment Description

Contact Information
Name: Statistics Sierra Leone Contact: AbuBakarr Turay Title: Director, Economic Statistics Division Tel: 23276690948 Email: ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: