The CFSVA process generates a document that describes the food security status of various segments of a population over various parts of a country or region, analyses the underlying causes of vulnerability, and recommends appropriate interventions to deal with the problems. CFSVAs are undertaken in all crisis-prone food-insecure countries. The shelf life of CFSVAs is determined by the indicators being collected and reported. In most situations, CFSVA findings are valid for three to five years, unless there are drastic food security changes in the meantime.
The primary objective of the survey was to obtain a better understanding of food insecurity and vulnerability among rural households at provincial levels throughout the country in a post-emergency setting, in particular answering the questions:
1. Who are the hungry poor?
2. How many are they?
3. Where do they live?
4. What are the underlying causes of food insecurity?
5. What is the role of food assistance, if any?
In addition to the survey findings, the report also summarizes the current available information obtained from secondary data sources – focusing on the area of the survey. However there is little recent information available and most is at national or regional level, thus making provincial comparisons/inferences difficult.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
- HOUSEHOLD: Demography, housing conditions, assets, income sources and expenditures, food consumption, food sufficiency, risk, shocks and coping strategies, child health and nutrition.
- COMMUNITY: Access to school, health and market infrastructures, and external interventions.
Rural households in southeastern provinces of Angola.
The survey covered all household heads and women (with anthropometric measurements taken on both women 14-49 years of age and children 6 and 59 months old) in each sampled household.
Household is defined as one (or more) people living under the same roof or different roofs, but sharing the main meals and respecting the authority of the same person (the head of the household).
Producers and sponsors
World Food Programme
European Commission’s Humanitarian Organization
The survey was designed to draw representative samples of rural households at a provincial level. From each of the 6 provinces a two-stage probability sampling method was used to select villages and households with in each village. The sample size per province was calculated to provide estimates of food insecurity and vulnerability with 90% confidence. In total, 1,716 households in 143 rural communities (villages) were surveyed across the south-eastern area of Angola.
Deviations from the Sample Design
Due to access constraints in Kuando Kubango province, more than 75% of the selected villages were not reached. Most of the communities surveyed are near the border with Namibia or near the provincial capital where commercial factors play a more important role in the livelihoods of the population. Thus, the situation found for the households in that sample is probably better than the average livelihood security found throughout Kuando Kubango province.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
A household questionnaire was used to collect quantitative information on household demography, housing conditions, assets, income sources and expenditures, food consumption, food sufficiency, risk, shocks and coping strategies, mothers and young children health and nutrition.
A community survey questionnaire was used to collect information at community level, such as access to school, health and market infrastructures, and external interventions.
All questionnaires and modules are provided as external resources.
Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping
World Food Programme
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 acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download
World Food Programme. Angola Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis 2005. Ref. AGO_2005_CFSVA_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from http://nada.vam.wfp.org/index.php/catalog 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
World Bank, Development Data Group
The World Bank
Reviewed the DDI
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 02 (February 2014). Edited version, the initial version (Version 01 - August 2012, DDI-AGO-WFP-CFSVA-2005-v1.0) DDI was done by Souleika Abdillahi (WFP).
Following DDI elements are edited, DDI ID, Study ID, Abbreviation, and Abstract. External resources (questionnaires and report) are attached to the DDI.