Monitoring Food Insecurity and Vulnerability in Yemen
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
This survey represents the second round of a series of mobile phone surveys
Household living conditions in Yemen have been changing rapidly, prompting need for agile monitoring. Almost four months after the first round of a survey monitoring food insecurity and employment of the Yemeni population, the World Bank implemented a second round of this monitoring survey between January and March 2023. The survey seeks to update understanding of food security and stresses to Yemeni livelihoods. It tackles four themes: food insecurity, displacement, access to water and electricity, and coping strategies. The survey draws on a probability sample of 1,455 respondents, 711 of whom are based in rural areas, while 467 and 277 are living in urban and semi-urban areas respectively.
Unit of Analysis
Edited, anonymous dataset for public distribution.
The World Bank provides technical and financial support to countries to help fight. One area of support is for data collection to inform evidence-based policies that may help improv. Towards this end, a phone survey of multiple rounds is implemented in Yemen. The second round of data on Yemeni households was collected between January and March 2023. It provides household and individual level information on food insecurity and vulnerability in Yemen.
The Yemen Mobile Phone Survey Monitoring Round II covered the following four topics: - food insecurity, - displacement, - access to water and electricity, and - coping strategies.
The survey was designed to cover the 21 governorates, excluding the Socotra island (because of the small population size).
Producers and sponsors
Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (World Bank and UNHCR) Forced Displacement
The survey draws on a probability sample of adult Yemenis (age 18 and older) with mobile phones proportionately spread across 21 governorates based on the latest population projections. The sampling relies on a random digit dialing in 21 independent strata (governorates), where quotas were pre-specified to provide a representative sample. The RDD uses the range of valid numbers, with up to seven attempts when a phone number was not reached - that is, the call unanswered, not picked up, picked up but unable to complete the interview at that time.
Deviations from the Sample Design
The survey achieved target sample sizes in excess in 9 of 21 governorates; but due to unstable or limited network coverage, the achieved sample failed to reach the target in the remaining 12 governorates.
To adjust for the initial survey design and distortions introduced by failure to achieve target sample sizes, we constructed household and individual survey weights, relying on a raking approach with the 2017 population estimates as the reference data source.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Telephone Interview [cati]
Mindset organized supervision using interval recording and random call back of a sub-sample. There were 13 data collectors and one office supervisor
Data Collection Notes
1. Organization of the fieldwork: The survey team consisted of 13 enumerators and 1 supervisor. The questionnaire was implemented using Survey CTO's CATI capabilities. Data were collected by trained MINDSET enumerators who individually made phone calls from a call center. Data from completed and partially completed interviews were synchronized every day. 3. Respondents: The survey had one respondent per household, who was a knowledgeable adult household member or the head of the household. The respondent may still consult with other household members as needed to respond to the questions.
The questionnaire of the second round drew on World Food Program’s food insecurity questions and on modules on water and energy from standard household surveys fielded by the World Health Organization. It was designed and dispensed in Arabic. The questionnaire includes the four sections: - food insecurity, - displacement, - access to water and electricity, and - coping strategies.
The dataset has been anonymized and is available as a Public Use Dataset.
When using data the accompanying report should be cited for methodology and background.
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the Identification of the Primary Investigator
- the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download
Alia Aghajanian (World Bank). Yemen - Mobile Phone Survey Monitoring Round II, 2023, Monitoring Food Insecurity and Vulnerability in Yemen (YMPS 2023 R2). Ref: YEM_2023_YMPS-R2_v01_M. Downloaded from [uri] on [date].
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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.