Africa Migration and Remittances Surveys  

Year: 2011
Country: Multicountry
Subject: Living Conditions & Poverty / Migration
Client: World Bank

In 2011, the World Bank’s Africa Migration Project initiated the first-time collection of detailed data on migration and remittances in national household surveys in six sub-Saharan African countries: Burkina Faso, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda and South Africa.

The initiative was intended to fill a gap in understanding about the characteristics of households with migrant members and about the migrants themselves, including comparisons across the six countries. Previously, only the 2005-06 Ghana Living Standards Survey had collected data on migration and remittances.

The national surveys were conducted by local research institutions in Africa, with coordination and standardization established in advance by way of workshops where survey managers from all six countries came together with a team of international advisers, including researchers from Sistemas Integrales, whose expertise in sampling was of particular importance.

Sample design posed a particular challenge because migrants are relatively rare even in countries with a high incidence of migration, and it is not easy to capture a sufficient number of households with migrants. Although in some countries, the most recent population census was appropriate as a sample frame, where that was not possible, alternate approaches drew upon existing household surveys and other data, followed by various listing strategies.

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Address

José Miguel de la Barra 412, piso 4
Postcode 6500446
Santiago, Chile

Phone

+562 2638 1841
+562 2639 4554

Sistemas Integrales 2018 – All Rights Reserved