For more than two years, the The High Frequency South Sudan Survey (HFS) followed a small number of households in four state capitals in South Sudan: Juba, Wau, Rumbek and Malakal. Over the period of the pilot survey, households were visited six times. The survey rounds were:
Round 1: August 2012
Round 2: October 2012
Round 3: January 2013
Round 4: June 2013
Round 5: October 2013
Round 6: September 2014
The High Frequency South Sudan Survey (HFS) was conducted by the World Bank between August 2012 and September 2014. The HFS collected a panel data set to monitor the welfare and perceptions of citizens in four of South Sudan's state capitals. The survey aimed to provide the Government of South Sudan with high frequency, high quality data on social, economic and security conditions in the country.The survey used tablet computers to collect real-time data on market prices, exchange rates and household welfare in the major towns of South Sudan. This dataset contains information from all six rounds of the survey
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The scope included the following topics of
(2) Economic Conditions,
(3) Assets and Consumption, and
(4) Access to Services.
Juba, Wau, Rumbek and Malakal
Producers and sponsors
The World Bank
The survey conducted 2,018 interviews (328 in round 1 , 364 in round 2, 359 in round 3, 361 in round 4, 360 in round 5, and 246 in round 6 - excluding Malakal). The sample was drawn randomly based on a multi-level clustered design, i.e. two-level cluster design stratified by city.
Deviations from the Sample Design
Malakal could not be visited in the last round due to the ongoing conflict.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Personal Interview [capi]
Data Collection Notes
Data was collected using handheld electronic devices to provide the government with high frequency, high quality data on social, economic and security conditions in the country.
The selection of questions was modified with every new round. This List of Variables by Survey Round document, provided as under the Related Materials/Other Materials tab provides information on the questions included in each survey round.
Please refer to the accompanying Stata do file, available under the Related Materials tab.
Utz Johann Pape
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