This household survey captured information on the characteristics of households in four districts of the Alaotra-Mangoro region, Madagascar. The survey was administered to 200 households that participated a UN Adaptation Fund project (known as "AFRice") and 400 households that did not participate. The overall goal of the survey was to measure distributional outcomes of the project, specifically whether the project benefited climate-vulnerable households. Survey questions captured information about household wealth (as measured by key assets and socioeconomic indicators), education level, ethnicity and immigration status, food insecurity, coping strategies, and adaptive capacity. They also measured household political connectivity as a product of household and extended family members' positions in government, institutions of customary governance, security forces, and community-level leadership, as well as household members' participation in local committees. Finally, questions addressed forms of household.Geographic Coverage: Alaotra-Mangoro region, Madagascar. (Districts Andilamena, Amparafaravola, & Ambatondrazaka)Time Period : October-November 2019Universe: Households in communes targeted by the UN Adaptation Fund project "AFrice"Data Type : survey dataScales: The food insecurity index was developed and weighted in focus groups following the Coping Strategies Index (CSI) method (Maxwell & Caldwell, 2008). The CSI is based on the possible answers to a single question: “What do you do when you don’t have adequate food, and don’t have money to buy food?” It focuses on measuring the frequency and severity of household coping behaviors in a specific local context according to four basic categories: dietary change, short-term measures to increase household food availability, short-term measures to decrease number of people to feed, and rationing. The higher the score, the higher the household’s insecurity.Unit(s) of Observation: HouseholdsGeographic Unit: Fokontany
The following publications cite the data in this project.
Browne, Katherine. “Advancing Equity in International Climate Finance: New Approaches to Informal Institutions and Power.” University of Michigan, 2021. https://doi.org/10.7302/2699.
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- Adaptation Fund in Alaotra-Mangoro, Madagascar
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