Household and Individual ICT Access and Usage Survey 2005-2008
Research ICT Africa (RIA) is a non-profit, public interest, research entity which undertakes research on how information and communication technologies are being accessed and used in African countries. The aim is to measure the impact on lifestyles and livelihoods of people and households and to understand how informal businesses can prosper through the use of ICTs. This research can facilitate informed policy-making for improved access, use and application of ICT for social development and economic growth. RIA collects both supply-side and demand-side data. On the demand-side nationally representative surveys are conducted on ICT use and demand in African countries. This survey dataset consists of data collected by household surveys in seventeen African countries between 2005 and 2008.
Kind of data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Version 01: Edited, anonymised dataset for licensed distribution
Version 01 of the dataset was received from Research ICT Africa in July 2015
National coverage, the survey was conducted in Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
Unit of analysis
Households and individuals
The data is nationally representative on a household and individual level for individuals 16 years of age or older.
Producers and sponsors
Research ICT Africa
The random sampling was performed in four steps. The survey was stratified into metropolitan (major urban), other urban and rural areas. Enumerator areas (EAs) were sampled for each stratum using probability proportional to size (PPS). Households within EAs were selected using simple random sampling. One individual from each household was randomly selected from all household members and visitors that stayed at the home on the night the household was visited that were 16 years of age or older (refer to the methodology document for more detail on sampling).
Two weights were constructed, one for households and one for individuals. The weights are based on the inverse selection probabilities4 of households and individuals respectively and gross up the data to national level when applied (refer to the methodology document for more detail on weighting).
Dates of collection
Mode of data collection
The RIA questionnaire was divided into three sections. The first part, the household roster, collected information about all household members. The second part collected household-related information. The head of the household or someone that manages the household answered part one and two. The third part, the individual section, was answered by a randomly selected individual 16 years of age or older who slept in the house the night of the interview, which included household members and visitors.
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.
University of Cape Town
Version 01 (September 2019): This DDI is identical to 'zaf-ria-rias-2005-2008-v1' which was downloaded from the DataFirst website.