The Uganda National Household Survey (UNHS) 2012-2013 was conducted by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics from June 2012 to June 2013. The objectives of the survey included:
1. To provide information required for monitoring the National Development Strategy, of major programs such as NAADS and General Budget Support, and also to provide information to the compilation of the National Accounts (e.g. agricultural production);
2. To provide high quality nationally representative information on income dynamics at the household level and provide annual information on service delivery and consumption expenditure estimates to monitor poverty and service outcomes in interim years of other national survey efforts, such as the UNHS, Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS) and National Service Delivery Surveys (NSDS);
3. To provide a framework for low-cost experimentation with different policy interventions to e.g. reduce teacher absenteeism, improve ante- and post-natal care, or assessing the effect of agricultural input subsidies;
4. To provide a framework for policy oriented analysis and capacity building substantiated with the UGDR and support to other research which will feed into the Annual Policy Implementation Review;
5. To facilitate randomized impact evaluations of interventions whose effects cannot currently be readily assessed through the existing system of Uganda National Household Surveys.
The UNHS is scheduled to be carried out annually over a twelve-month period on a nationally representative sample of approximately 3,000 households. The survey was conducted in two visits in order to capture the two cropping seasons of the country. The UNHS interviewed each household twice a year, in visits six months apart.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The scope of the study includes:
- Household demographic characteristics
- Health facilities
- Service availability
- Water and sanitation in the community
- Community groups
- Work and transport
Producers and sponsors
Uganda Bureau of Statistics
Government of Uganda
Government of Uganda
Funding the study
The UNHS initial sample was a subset of about 3,220 households, selected from the 7,426 households visited during the UNHS 2005-06. This initial sample has been visited for three consecutive years (2009/10, 20010/11 and 2011/2012) after which, parts of the sample will start to be replaced in Wave IV (2013/2014) by new EAs extracted from the updated sample frames developed by UBOS from the 2012 Census. About 100 have been replaced.
The sample frame used was the 2012 cartographic list of eumenaration areas.The survey used a two stage sampling design:
- At the first stage, 750 enumeration areas (EA) were selected
- At the second stage, 10 households were randomly selected in each EA (7,500)
To suit its multiple objectives, the UNPS was comprised of a set of survey instruments. These were the following questionnaires:
1) Socio-Economic Questionaire: Core and rotating modules
2) Labour Module Questionnaire
3) Price (Market) Questionnaire
4) Community / Facility Questionnaires for schools, health facilities and other facilities (potentially conducted on a rotating basis and not in every year of the UNHS)
The use of this dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the identification of the Primary Investigator (including country name)
- the full title of the survey and its acronym (when available), and the year(s) of implementation
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download (for datasets disseminated online)
Uganda Bureau of Statistics. Uganda National Household Survey (UNHS) 2012-2013, Ref. UGA_2012_UNHS_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.