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Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Datasets

One of the key outputs of the CBMS country projects is the CBMS database. CBMS datasets have been encoded using two platforms:

  1. Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) mainly using CBMS Accelerated Poverty Profiling (APP) Scan in Android tablets and;
  2. Paper-based questionnaire encoded in spreadsheet/statistical software. 

The CBMS country database contains household- and individual-level data gathered through face-to-face interviews of households in pilot sites for the conduct of research studies i.e. poverty profiling and thematic studies under the CBMS projects.

Data collection tools 

All CBMS country teams developed a set of questionnaires in consultation with national and local government representatives. The data collection tools are developed based on standard census tools from the respective national statistical offices so data can be comparable. These tools are pretested before actual field data collection to ensure quality of information gathered. For selected country projects that adopted the tablet based system for data capture, customized CBMS APP Scan software were developed for the said projects by the CBMS Network Office. 

Information collected 

Core data in the database includes demography and socioeconomic characteristics of households and individuals in the project sites where the CBMS methodology was implemented. Implementation of CBMS generates a core set of multidimensional poverty indicators relating to: education, health and nutrition, income and livelihood, employment, peace and order, housing, access to programs, and other community-specific indicators and their corresponding disaggregation. 

Additional survey questions are included as rider to the core instrument to gather sector-based or theme-based information related to specific themes such as youth employment and social protection to the informal sector among others. 

Technical support 

The CBMS Network Office, based at De La Salle University-Angelo King Institute for Economic and Business Studies (DLSU AKI), provides scientific support and capacity building to CBMS country project teams through a series of study visits, training workshops and online mentoring on the adoption of CBMS methodology, questionnaire design, development of indicators, field census operations using the CBMS tools, data processing, data analysis, report writing, dissemination, strategies for institutionalization and policy outreach.



Project No. Country Topic Locality Link to dataset
20058 Kenya Social capital and women's empowerment Murang’a county
19956 Togo Gender disparities in agricultural investments, labour productivity and rural poverty reduction Danyi and Ts’evi’e
20010 Ethiopia Determinants of financial inclusion among young micro and small business entrepreneurs Asella town and Shirka Wereda
20034 Burundi Analysis de l'impact d'un programme de protection sociale sur la pauvreté et l'emploi des femmes Cibitoke and Kirundo
20035 Ghana Does adressing gender inequalities and empowering women improve development programme outcomes? Atebubu-Amantin
20068 Botswana Youth Unemployment in Botswana: Understanding the demand and supply gaps Gabane
20141 Uganda Implementation of the CBMS to inform youth employment strategies in Katakwi District, Uganda Katakwi
19996 Nicaragua Understanding the challenges of financial inclusion of rural women's entrepreneurship in Nicaragua Rio Blanco
12901 Bolivia Social Protection, Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship. CBMS in Bolivia Vallegrande
12895 South Africa An Examination of Multidimensional Poverty, Youth Unemployment and Entrepreneurship in Limpopo Province Limpopo
12896 Kenya Entrepreneurship as a Mechanism to Address Youth Unemployment and Poverty in Kenya: Case Study of Murang’a County Murang’a
12897 Uganda Enhancing the Implementation of the Community Information System to Inform Youth Employment Strategies Katakwi
12658 Ethiopia Challenges and prospects of entrepreneurship and job creation for youth employment in two federal administered cities of Ethiopia(Adiss Ababa and Dire Dawa) Adiss Ababa and Dire Dawa
12695 Togo Willingness to pay of the Togolese informal sector workers for access to the social Protection Tokoin
12566 Argentina Expanding Community-Based Poverty Monitoring System in Argentina Olavarría and Benito Juárez
12567 Burkina Faso Le renforcement du SSCP et la protection sociale notamment celle des enfants dans les communes de Dié Diébougou and Koper
12559 Haiti Développement d'un système de statistiques communales dans deux mairies de l'aire métropolitaine de Port-au-Prince


12555 Tanzania The Link between Youth Unemployment and Vulnerability in Tanzania: Case Study of Bukoba Urban District Bukoba Urban
12553 Niger Mesure de l’impact des programmes économiques au Niger à travers un dispositif de suivi à l’échelle communautaire. Kanambakaché
12548 Pakistan CBMS development initiative to reap the demographic dividend in the helm of 18th amendment in Pakistan Punjab
12546 Bolivia CBMS for Bolivia  Santa Cruz
12531 Bangladesh Institutionalizing Local Level Poverty Monitoring System (LLPMS) Mohammedpur West

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