This dataset corresponds to the baseline survey for the ProActing project (Global Network for Food Crisis Prevention) in the Grand Sud of Madagascar. The objective is to find out the situation of households before the project in terms of various indicators of food consumption, sources of income, access to basic services, ownership of assets (productive and non-productive), agricultural and fisheries production, adoption of innovative techniques, social safety nets, exposure to shocks and survival strategies. The questionnaire is based on the Short RIMA questionnaire, which collects the minimum amount of information necessary to calculate the resilience capacity index using the RIMA methodology.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Household characteristics; access to basic services; assets; sanitation-hygiene; economic activities; agricultural production; storage of agricultural products; livestock-fish-farming production; adoption of innovative techniques; consumption of food/non-food expenditures; shocks; coping strategies; food diversity; social safety nets; subjective resilience.
Great South of Madagascar, Androy, Anosy and Atsimo-Atsinanana regions.
Producers and sponsors
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
As the intervention area consists of 21 communes from 7 districts in the Atsimo-Atsinanana, Androy and Anosy regions, the study was conducted on a representative sample at district level. The control group was drawn from the same communes but in fokontany not covered by the project. A two-stage sampling plan was adopted for a sample of 1,260 households, divided into 840 beneficiary households and 420 control group households. At the primary level, the sample is made up of 84 fokontany drawn at random with probability proportional to their size. In each fokontany sample, the secondary sample consists of 15 households drawn with equal probability. This sample allows for an accuracy of results of around 10% at the district level.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Personal Interview [capi]
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Disclaimer and copyrights
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DDI Document ID
Food and Agriculture Organization
Office of Chief Statistician
Food and Agriculture Organization
Metadata adapted for FAM
Development Economics Data Group
The World Bank
Metadata adapted for World Bank Microdata Library
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 01 (January 2023): This metadata was downloaded from the FAO website (https://microdata.fao.org/index.php/catalog) and it is identical to FAO version (MDG_2019_RIMA_v01_EN_M_v01_A_OCS). The following two metadata fields were edited - Document ID and Survey ID.