Community Monitoring and Evaluation for Better Health and Education Services Delivery - Baseline Survey 2011-2012
The Superior Institute of Population Sciences (ISSP) at the University of Ouagadougou, with support from the Japanese Government and the World Bank, is implementing a pilot Community Monitoring Project (CMP) which aims to increase the quality and quantity of health and education services through empowering, capacitating, and stimulating individuals and communities to demand good governance and through increasing transparency and accountability of service providers.
This pilot targets 18 health facilities and 18 schools in nine poor rural municipalities in three of Burkina Faso's thirteen administrative regions. To provide evidence on project impacts and on the mechanisms through which these are achieved, the CMP includes an experimental impact evaluation. The evaluation uses a cluster-randomized controlled design, with 36 health facilities and 36 primary schools randomly assigned to either the treatment or control group.
The study was designed to answer the following research questions:
1) What are the impacts of the community monitoring intervention on health and education service delivery and on human development outcomes?
2) Do these impacts differ across health and education services?
3) How does the level of social capital within communities affect the outcomes of community monitoring?
4) Does the community monitoring intervention build informal institutions (social capital)?
Baseline data was collected in July 2011 and February 2012. Data was collected from 36 health facilities, 36 primary schools, 3,840 households, and "lab-in-field" behavioral activities in 67 villages with 1,000 participants.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
- primary schools,
- health facilities.
v03 (April 2014)
Added "games" and "hh_games" datasets
v02 (February 2014)
Datasets with variable labels and variable values labels in English are uploaded. The distributed Stata 8 datasets have labels both in English and French (a Stata command should be used to work with language versions). Variable values are the same in v02 as in v01.
v01 (July 2013).
- Households: demographic characteristics of household members, education and health, social characteristics;
- Primary schools: identification, sources of support, characteristics, enrollment, girls-boys ratio, primary completion rate and success rate, results of examinations during the academic year 2009-2010, staff information, students-teachers ratio, student attendance, reasons for non-registration, absenteeism and drop-out rate, school infrastructure.
- Health facilities: characteristics of the facility and its operational environment, human resources, services, charges, implementation, equipment, financing of health facilities and medicine acquisition, medicine in stock, centralized purchasing, expenditures, patient questionnaire.
Provinces: Comoé, Leraba, Ganzourgou, Kourweogo, Oubritenga , Soum, Seno and Oudalan
Producers and sponsors
New York University
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Superior Institute of Population Studies (ISSP), Burkina Faso
Superior Institute of Population Studies (ISSP), Burkina Faso
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland
Japan Social Development Fund
Luxemburg Poverty Reduction Partnership
Bank-Netherlands Partnership Program
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
The impact evalution includes behavioral "lab-in-field" experiments, which measures the following concepts:
Risk preferences: to measure risk preferences researchers asked respondents to choose between five lotteries, each with two possible outcomes. A high numbered lottery indicates increased risk.
Patience: The team measured patience in a discount rate activity by offering the subjects a choice of receiving an amount on the day of the games or to opt for a larger amount to be disbursed in three days. Each subject was presented with six different scenarios, with a higher number indicating a higher level of patience required.
Trust and trustworthiness: The team used the standard trust game protocol (Berg, Dickhaut and McCabe, 1995) to measure trust and trustworthiness. First, subjects were randomly divided into a group of senders and a group of receivers. The senders were endowed with 300 francs. In the first round senders were asked how many coins they wanted to send to their receiver, knowing that we would triple that amount and that in the second round their receiver would decide how much to return to their sender. The sent money measured trust, while returned money measured trustworthiness.
Altruism: The participants were endowed with 300 francs. Researchers asked the subjects to decide if they would like to donate to a needy family. Before the subject played the altruism game he or she randomly drew a card from a bag. The card determined whether their donation would go to a needy family in their village or to a needy family in another village somewhere else in Burkina Faso.
Willingness to donate to public good: The final game was a public goods game similar to the one described in Barrett (2005). The subjects made a choice whether to donate to public good or not.
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.
Michael Gilligan, New York University; Radu Ban, Gates Foundation; Catherine Gamper, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Burkina Faso Community Monitoring and Evaluation for Better Health and Education Services Delivery (CMEHESD) 2011-2012, Ref. BRA_2011_CMEHESD_v01_M_v02_A_PUF. 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
Documentation of the DDI
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
v03 (March 2014)
The following changes were made in v03 of metadata documentation, compared to v03 produced in July 2013:
1) Variable labels and variable values labels are in English compared to the second version, which had labels in French.
Please note that distributed Stata 8 datasets have labels both in English and French (a Stata command should be used to work with language versions).
2) Added variable description Excel files in Technical Documents.
v02 (July 2013)
The following changes were made in v02 of metadata documentation, compared to v01 produced in March 2013:
1) The survey title was changed from "Community Monitoring and Evaluation for Better Health and Education Services Delivery 2011-2012" to "Community Monitoring and Evaluation for Better Health and Education Services Delivery - Baseline Survey 2011-2012";
2) Jean-Francois Kobiane, Alexis Loye and Anastasia Aladysheva were added as Primary Investigators;
3) The title of the document "Health and Education Service Delivery: Instructions for Social and Economic Activities" (in Questionnaires section) was changed to "Instructions for Social Capital Games."