Locale: Five Union Councils of Pakistan (Charbagh, Baidara, and Bar Aba Khel from district Swat and Haya Serai and Lal Qilla in Lower Dir district of Malakand Division.
Duration: 3rd May 2018-15th December 2018
Team Members: Dr. Shehryar Khan Toru, Dr. Sajid Amin Javed, Dr. Babar Shahbaz, Syed Mohsin Ali Kazmi, Maryam Waqar
The Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) is an eight-year global research programme exploring livelihoods, basic services, and social protection in conflict-affected situations. After six years of research in eight countries supported by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), along with Irish Aid and the European Commission (EC), Phase I of the programme is now concluded. The original SLRC research questions will continue to guide our work, but SLRC Phase II includes projects under three themes elaborated on the basis of Phase I findings and also plans for a third round of the longitudinal panel survey. This survey will be conducted in 2018 in Uganda, Pakistan, and Nepal.
The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), as one of SLRC’s main partners, will, as previously, lead on the conduct of the third round of the survey in Pakistan. Although SDPI will hold the ultimate responsibility for the delivery of the panel survey in Pakistan, teams will work closely with colleagues at SLRC/ODI. In order to keep the timing of the panel survey consistent with previous waves, this third round of the survey will begin in Pakistan in August 2018. Specifically, the enumerator training should be held in late July to allow fieldwork to begin around the second week of that same month. Although SDPI will conduct the survey in its entirety and oversee the data entry and initial cleaning, SDPI will not be expected to produce a Pakistan survey report for this round, as such an output is not planned for in the larger design of SLRC Phase II. Rather, survey data will be made available to Theme Leaders, project leads, and partners in the writing up of final outputs at the end of the programme.
- Obtain any necessary permissions ahead of the start of the fieldwork in August 2018
- Lead on the hiring, payment, training, and management of enumerators for the survey. As discussed, it is a priority to try and hire back as many enumerators from the first and second round of the SDPI-led survey in Pakistan in order to encourage effective tracking and keep attrition to a minimum.
- Lead on the survey enumerator training, including rental of the venue for the training, and running of that training (with assistance from SLRC/ODI on training materials and ‘Skype-in’ presence prior to the training/ at the training for one day). SDPI will also plan for an initial survey test/pilot in targeted areas in order to advance the tracking of respondents.
- Lead on all logistical tasks as they come up during the time of survey implementation
- SDPI to allocate resources and people to monitoring of survey work – through direct fieldwork supervisions and spot checks on quality of collected data
- Gather data from respondents, check completed questionnaires for accuracy on a daily basis and correct as necessary. Once this is collected from the paper survey and transferred to a database, work with SLRC/ODI to agree on requirements for cleaning the data and conduct this cleaning on that basis so that data is usable by partners who will need the information for analysis down the line
- Provide information as necessary to SLRC/ODI once the survey is finished to support the process of appending the third wave of data to previous survey data rounds – a process likely conducted at SLRC/ODI in coordination with SDPI