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Panel Surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa:

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Living Standards Measurement Study - Integrated Surveys on Agriculture

"Panel Surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa: Selected Issues and Challenges"

The Sarova Stanley Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
December 3-4, 2009


 Thursday, December 3, 2009

08:30 - 09:00

Introductions and Workshop Overview
Presenter: Gero Carletto 


09:00 - 10:30

Session 1 - Countries programs
Presenters: Country project directors

In this session, each project director will briefly introduce key features of their country panel survey program and report on activities to date, future plans and main constraints.


10:30 - 11:00Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30

Session 2 - Why panel surveys? A researcher's perspective
Presenters: Murray Leibbrandt  and Ingrid Woolard 

The presentation will highlight some of the key features of a panel and its analytical advantages and applications.  During the discussion, collaborators for the analysis of the LSMS-ISA data will be identified in each country.


12:30 - 13:30Lunch break
13:30 - 15:00

Session 3- Tracking households and individuals
Presenter: Firman Witoelar 

In this session, the presenter will discuss the rationale and implications for tracking household and individuals and offer practical suggestions on how to reduce attrition in panel surveys.


15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break


15:30 - 17:00

Session 4 – Methodological validations
Presenter: Kathleen Beegle and Alberto Zezza 

In this session, the presenter will report on on-going research and methodological validation activities and, jointly with participants, identify key exercises which could be carried out in each country.


Friday, December 4, 2009

08:30 - 10:00

Session 5: Computer Assisted Personal Interviews
Presenter: Joachim De Weeerdt 

The presentation will focus on some of the technical aspects in the design of a CAPI application and discuss the available options.


10:00- 10:30

Coffee break


10:30 - 12:00

Session 6: Dissemination and data access
Presenter: Diane Steele 

The objective of this session is to elaborate a common dissemination strategy across participating countries.


12:00 - 13:00Wrap up and next steps

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