Design of a Multi-Stage Stratified Sample for Poverty and Welfare Monitoring with Multiple Objectives: A Bangladesh Case Study

49 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2017

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Faizuddin Ahmed

World Bank

Dipankar Roy

Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics

Monica Yanez Pagans

World Bank

Nobuo Yoshida

World Bank

Date Written: March 2, 2017

Abstract

This paper describes the design of a multi-stage stratified sample for the Bangladesh Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2016/17. This survey instrument will be used by the Government of Bangladesh to estimate reliable poverty and welfare statistics at three different levels: (i) annual estimates at the district level, (ii) quarterly estimates at the national level, and (iii) annual estimates at the division level for urban and rural areas. The sample for this survey was designed to achieve these three objectives. The paper explains how the three objectives are prioritized and how inconsistencies in achieving more than one objective can be reconciled. Further, the paper modifies the standard formulas to estimate the optimal sample size and the allocation of the sample across strata by explicitly taking into consideration the effect of clustering in the sample.

Keywords: Poverty Lines, Poverty Diagnostics, Inequality, Poverty Monitoring & Analysis, Poverty Impact Evaluation, Small Area Estimation Poverty Mapping, Poverty Assessment

Suggested Citation

Ahmed, Faizuddin and Roy, Dipankar and Yanez Pagans, Monica and Yoshida, Nobuo, Design of a Multi-Stage Stratified Sample for Poverty and Welfare Monitoring with Multiple Objectives: A Bangladesh Case Study (March 2, 2017). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7989, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2931800

Faizuddin Ahmed (Contact Author)

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Dipankar Roy

Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics ( email )

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Monica Yanez Pagans

World Bank ( email )

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Nobuo Yoshida

World Bank ( email )

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