The Long-Term Impact of Microcredit Impacts 1998 is a follow up survey conducted by Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) and the World Bank. The survey was first carried out in 1991-1992 and the survey's main focus was to provide data for an analysis of three major credit programs (Grameen Bank, Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, and the Rural Development-12 program of the Bangladesh Rural Development Board).
The survey covered both villages from each of the programs under study as well as villages where no lending took place. The 1991-1992 survey included 1,798 households randomly drawn from 87 villages of 29 thanas in rural Bangladesh. These households from 87 villages of 29 thanas were surveyed first in 1991/92, and then revisited in 1998/99. In 1998-1999, altogether 2,599 households were surveyed, out of which 2,226 were from old villages and 373 were from new villages.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
- v01: Edited, anonymous datasets for public distribution.
Food/Non-food Consumption, Assets, Credit, Distress Handling, Education, Employment, Individual, Marriages and pregnancy, Transfers and remittances, Household Roster, and Village Information.
Rural areas only
Producers and sponsors
Shahidur R. Khandker
The World Bank
Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies
These households were revisited once in 1998/99. However, among the 1,769 households surveyed in 1991/92 survey, 131 could not be re-traced in 1998/99, leaving 1,638 households available for the re-survey. The attrition rate is therefore 7.4 percent. Re-survey included new households from old villages and newly included villages. Three new non-target households were randomly selected from each of the existing 87 villages. Also three new thanas were randomly selected from the southern and south-eastern regions that were severely affected by cyclone in 1991/92 and excluded in first round survey. Three villages were drawn randomly from each of these new thanas, making 9 additional villages in all. In these new villages, 20 households were drawn from both target and non-target households. Altogether 2,599 households were surveyed in 1998/99 out of which 2,226 are were from old villages and 373 are from new villages.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
The follow-up survey questionnaire in 1998-1999 includes 11 main sections:
1. Food/Non-food Consumption
4. Distress Handling
8. Marriages and pregnancy
9. Transfers and remittances
10. Household Roster
11. Village Information.
The World Bank Microdata Library
The World Bank
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
World Bank, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies. Long-Term Impact of Microcredit Impacts 1998-1999, Ref. BGD_1998_LTIMCI_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [url] on [date].
Disclaimer and copyrights
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.
DDI Document ID
Development Data Group
The World Bank
Documentation of the study
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 02 (February 2013)
Following changes were made in v02, compared to v01 produced in February 2011:
1) Edited information in "Abstract", "Description of Scope", "Geographic Coverage", "Primary Investigator", "Sampling procedure", "Questionnaires" and "Citation Requirement".