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  1. The World Bank - Africa Region Africa Household Survey Databank Antoine Simonpietri - Pascal Heus

  2. Household Surveys & Population Census • Why do we need surveys? • Study and monitor poverty • Evaluate impact of policies • Plan government services • Produce country indicators • Who are the users? • Country • International Organizations • Researchers

  3. The role of the Databank • Guarantee data availability and preservation • Develop common infrastructure • Promote dissemination and use of the data • Improve communication between the data producer and data consumer • Country capacity building

  4. Main Issues • Data collectionWhere do we find the data and documentation? • Preservation and storage How do we centralize and archive the information? • Dissemination How can we improve the use of the data? • Capacity Building How do we transfer knowledge to the country?

  5. Data Collection Issues • List of surveys What? Where? Who? ASK THE COUNTRY NSO / WORLD BANK • AvailabilityStorage condition, availability, medium?  PAPER, ELECTRONIC FILES, FORMATS, LOST • CollectingHow to find the information? MISSIONS TO COUNTRY NSO • Completeness Is all the information available? DATA, REPORTS, MANUALS, QUESTIONNAIRES WORK WITH THE COUNTRY NSO!

  6. Data Archive Issues • Building No standard solution exists. IMPLEMENT CUSTOMIZED APPLICATION • Standard formatWhich file format should we use?  MS-ACCESS DATABASE , PDF DOCUMENTS • QualityHow can we improve data quality? CHECK DATA SETS (LABELS, CONSISTENCY)  PROVIDE STANDARD FRAMEWORK TRAINING

  7. Data Dissemination Issues • Clients Who are the end users.COUNTRY, INTERNATIONAL ORG., RESEARCH • Dissemination formatsWhich medium or channel should we use?  CD-ROMS, WORLD WIDE WEB • MarketingHow do we promote the existence and availability? SEARCH ENGINES, BROCHURES, MAILING LISTS • Country policiesData are usually not public domain. ADVOCATE A MORE OPEN POLICY

  8. Capacity Building Issues • Transfer the knowledge How do we provide the country with the capacity? TRAINING, REGIONAL WORKSHOPS • Transfer the technologyHow de we improve the infrastructure? COUNTRY DATABANK (2001) THIS IS THE KEY!The knowledge is in the country

  9. Main Issues Revisited • Data collectionWhere do we find the data and documentation? WORK WITH THE COUNTRY NSO • Preservation and storage How do we centralize and archive the information? STANDARDIZED INFRASTRUTURE • Dissemination How can we improve the use of the data? WEB, CD-ROM, MARKETING • Capacity Building How do we transfer knowledge to the country? WORKSHOPS, COUNTRY DATABANK

  10. Key Differences • EnvironmentPoor infrastructure, working conditions No international network Outdated equipment Socio-economic and political situation • Statistics Data / Documentation availability Data quality Dissemination policy • Technology No standard software Develop communication channels

  11. Databank Information Structure METADATA Surveys MS-ACCESS Data Sets Documentation FILES RAW SPSS, SAS, Stata, Ascii,... XML? Other? Word, Excel, Scanned (TIF),... PDF

  12. Databank Management Tools SURVEY NAVIGATOR Background infos MethodologySamplingData CollectionContent, Topics, VariablesData SetContacts... DOCUMENT NAVIGATOR TitleAuthorsAsbtractPublication DateSourceCategoriesScanning... DDI / XML Compliant Dublin Core Compliant

  13. Databank Dissemination Tools SDAP CD-ROMS ArchiveEasy to ProduceInexpensiveSurvey Data DocumentationManual in English / French... WEB SITE Overview Survey Navigator Document NavigatorSearch Engines CD-ROM LibraryNSO Contacts List… Country, remote usersLow or no connectivity Full Data dissemination Int. Organizations, researchersIntranet / InternetMetadata, documentation

  14. Databank Status • Surveys316 catalogued 108 with complete data and documentation • Documents2,754 documents (survey, references,…)  85% available in PDF • Web site300 Visitors / day,150,000+ hits / month • CD-ROMs 62 produced, 17 duplicated in large quantities • Capacity Building 3 Regional workshops (35 participants total)  Several training session in Washington, DC • Storage 13 Gb, 13,500 Files

  15. Ongoing Developments • Country Databank - Pilot in Burkina, Senegal in 2001 • Navigator tools - Merge existing products - Data Set Navigator (software?) - CD-ROM management - Multiple archive centers (sync,web) - Web publication tools - Runtime version for CDs - New functionalities, more XML compliant • Web site - New Navigator interface - Country page - Web administration tools (Country + World Bank) • Data Quality - Define Framework (Stockholm, LEG,...)

  16. Survey Navigator

  17. Document Navigator

  18. Web Site Http://www.worldbank.org/afr/poverty AFRDatabank@worldbank.org

  19. The Survey Data Analysis Package

  20. The World Bank - Africa Region Africa Household Survey Databank Antoine Simonpietri - Pascal Heus