Iraq - High Frequency Phone Survey 2020-2021

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The spread of COVID-19 and government-imposed social distancing practices across the globe has severely limited the use of traditional, face-to-face interviews. Phone surveys, on the other hand, do not require face-to-face interactions and could elicit information from individuals, households rapidly and at low cost. These platforms also offer flexibility to alter sampling and/or questionnaire design in response to evolving needs. The objective of this survey is to monitor the impact of COVID-19 and the economic downturn on Iraqi individuals and households, and consequently better inform government mitigation policies – in the short- and medium-run. The short and repeated household phone-survey collected information on key indicators such as employment, food insecurity, subjective wellbeing and access to market, healthcare, and education to identify the most vulnerable groups and assess their needs. The phone survey was implemented on a monthly basis to monitor changes over time.

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Microdata
Acronym: 
IHFPS 2020-2021
Languages Supported: 
English
Topics: 
Topic not specified
Geographical Coverage: 
Iraq
Economy Coverage: 
Economy Coverage not specified
Release Date: 
June 3, 2021

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
June 4, 2021

Harvest System ID

Harvest System ID: 
Microdata

Harvest Source ID

Harvest Source ID: 
12228
Disclaimer: 
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.
Version Description: 
Version 01
Publisher Name: 

Development Data Group; World Bank

Study Type: 
Other Household Survey
Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
World Bank, World Food Programme
Sampling Procedure: 
The data collection methodology consists of a countrywide survey covering the 18 governorates in Iraq. The sample size is disaggregated by 18 governorates and the survey firm applied a random sampling approach to reach participants from different governorates in order to reach the given geographical quotas. The governorate population and details of quota are provided in Annex I of the survey report provided as supporting documentation. All major Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) active in the country were included within the sampling frame to ensure a representative sample. The sample size is designed to detect changes in the prevalence of food insecurity (mainly people with inadequate food consumption) at governorate level as reported in the 2016 Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) survey in Iraq.
Response Rates: 
The response rate for each round of the survey remained above 75 percent. For example, in August, a total of 1,843 individuals were contacted out of which 1,621 (each from a unique household) agreed and completed the survey; yielding a response rate of 80.1 percent. While the survey is designed to be a panel, households that could not be tracked are replaced with new households to meet the required quota. Response rate for both September and October rounds were above 75 percent. The survey allowed for maximum of 5 telephone contact attempts to reach the targeted respondents. Average number of attempts per phone number was below 1.5 calls for all three rounds.
Weighting: 
To ensure representativeness at national level, we construct cross-sectional survey weights for each round. Although, cost-effective, flexible and can be implemented rapidly, lack of national representativeness of phone surveys is of concern. Therefore, using the nationally representative Multi Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018 as a reference survey, we reweight the initial sampling weights through propensity score matching (PSM) and post-stratifcation procedures. Three set of weights - household, population, and adult – are created to make the phone survey resemble the distribution of the specifc population in the MICS survey. Weight calculation and reweighting procedure are detailed in Annex II of the survey report provided as supporting documentation. While adult weights are used to calculate respondents’ labor market (e.g. unemployment rates) indicators and household weights for indicators like the number of household members working, rest of the statistics are weighted using population weights.
Questionnaires: 
The questionnaires are provided as supporting documentation, in English.
Other Processing: 
The study covered the following topics August Round: Demographic Section Employment Entrepreneurial/Business activities Agricultural Activities Food Consumption Reduced Coping Strategy Access to Food and Market Transfers Health Status and Access to Health Services September Round: Demographic Section Employment Entrepreneurial/Business activities Food Consumption Reduced Coping Strategy Index Section Access to Food and Market Transfers Health Status and Access to Health Services Education/Distance Learning October Round: Demographic Section Employment Entrepreneurial/Business activities Food Consumption Reduced Coping Strategy Index Section Access to Food and Market Transfers Health Status and Access to Health Services Education/Distance Learning November 2020 Round: Demographic Section Employment Entrepreneurial/Business activities Food Consumption Reduced Coping Strategy Index Section Access to Food and Market Transfers Health Status and Access to Health Services Education/Distance Learning December 2020 Round: Demographic Section Employment Food Consumption Reduced Coping Strategy Index Section Access to Food and Market Transfers Health Status and Access to Health Services Potential acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccine Education/Distance Learning January 2021 Round: Demographic Section Employment Food Consumption Reduced Coping Strategy Index Section Access to Food and Market Transfers Health Status and Access to Health Services COVID-19 Test and Vaccine Household Expenses

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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 Example: World Bank. World Food Program. Iraq High Frequency Phone Survey (HFPS) 2020-2021. Ref: IRQ_2020-2021_HFPS_v01_M. Downloaded from [URI] on [date]

The spread of COVID-19 and government-imposed social distancing practices across the globe has severely limited the use of traditional, face-to-face interviews. Phone surveys, on the other hand, do not require face-to-face interactions and could elicit information from individuals, households rapidly and at low cost. These platforms also offer flexibility to alter sampling and/or questionnaire design in response to evolving needs. The objective of this survey is to monitor the impact of COVID-19 and the economic downturn on Iraqi individuals and households, and consequently better inform government mitigation policies – in the short- and medium-run. The short and repeated household phone-survey collected information on key indicators such as employment, food insecurity, subjective wellbeing and access to market, healthcare, and education to identify the most vulnerable groups and assess their needs. The phone survey was implemented on a monthly basis to monitor changes over time.

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Acronym: 
IHFPS 2020-2021
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Languages Supported: 
Disclaimer: 
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.
Response Rates: 
The response rate for each round of the survey remained above 75 percent. For example, in August, a total of 1,843 individuals were contacted out of which 1,621 (each from a unique household) agreed and completed the survey; yielding a response rate of 80.1 percent. While the survey is designed to be a panel, households that could not be tracked are replaced with new households to meet the required quota. Response rate for both September and October rounds were above 75 percent. The survey allowed for maximum of 5 telephone contact attempts to reach the targeted respondents. Average number of attempts per phone number was below 1.5 calls for all three rounds.
Weighting: 
To ensure representativeness at national level, we construct cross-sectional survey weights for each round. Although, cost-effective, flexible and can be implemented rapidly, lack of national representativeness of phone surveys is of concern. Therefore, using the nationally representative Multi Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018 as a reference survey, we reweight the initial sampling weights through propensity score matching (PSM) and post-stratifcation procedures. Three set of weights - household, population, and adult – are created to make the phone survey resemble the distribution of the specifc population in the MICS survey. Weight calculation and reweighting procedure are detailed in Annex II of the survey report provided as supporting documentation. While adult weights are used to calculate respondents’ labor market (e.g. unemployment rates) indicators and household weights for indicators like the number of household members working, rest of the statistics are weighted using population weights.
Economy Coverage: 
Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
World Bank, World Food Programme
Publisher Name: 
Development Data Group; World Bank
Version Description: 
Version 01
Geographical Coverage: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Sampling Procedure: 
The data collection methodology consists of a countrywide survey covering the 18 governorates in Iraq. The sample size is disaggregated by 18 governorates and the survey firm applied a random sampling approach to reach participants from different governorates in order to reach the given geographical quotas. The governorate population and details of quota are provided in Annex I of the survey report provided as supporting documentation. All major Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) active in the country were included within the sampling frame to ensure a representative sample. The sample size is designed to detect changes in the prevalence of food insecurity (mainly people with inadequate food consumption) at governorate level as reported in the 2016 Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) survey in Iraq.
Release Date: 
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Last Updated Date: 
Friday, June 4, 2021
Questionnaires: 
The questionnaires are provided as supporting documentation, in English.
Other Processing: 
The study covered the following topics August Round: Demographic Section Employment Entrepreneurial/Business activities Agricultural Activities Food Consumption Reduced Coping Strategy Access to Food and Market Transfers Health Status and Access to Health Services September Round: Demographic Section Employment Entrepreneurial/Business activities Food Consumption Reduced Coping Strategy Index Section Access to Food and Market Transfers Health Status and Access to Health Services Education/Distance Learning October Round: Demographic Section Employment Entrepreneurial/Business activities Food Consumption Reduced Coping Strategy Index Section Access to Food and Market Transfers Health Status and Access to Health Services Education/Distance Learning November 2020 Round: Demographic Section Employment Entrepreneurial/Business activities Food Consumption Reduced Coping Strategy Index Section Access to Food and Market Transfers Health Status and Access to Health Services Education/Distance Learning December 2020 Round: Demographic Section Employment Food Consumption Reduced Coping Strategy Index Section Access to Food and Market Transfers Health Status and Access to Health Services Potential acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccine Education/Distance Learning January 2021 Round: Demographic Section Employment Food Consumption Reduced Coping Strategy Index Section Access to Food and Market Transfers Health Status and Access to Health Services COVID-19 Test and Vaccine Household Expenses
Harvest Source: 
Harvest System ID: 
12228
Citation Text: 
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 Example: World Bank. World Food Program. Iraq High Frequency Phone Survey (HFPS) 2020-2021. Ref: IRQ_2020-2021_HFPS_v01_M. Downloaded from [URI] on [date]
Modified date: 
18782
Study Type: 
Other Household Survey
Primary Dataset: 
Yes

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