Research project

Defining a New Somali National Sampling Frame

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Project overview

Traditionally, a country’s census is used to create the sample frame for household surveys. However, years of conflict in Somalia made carrying out a census prohibitive. In addition, a nationally representative sampling frame in Somalia is still absent. Defining a national sampling frame requires knowing the spatial distribution of settled areas and the density of people within those areas. However, no current high-resolution maps exist in Somalia for settled areas. This project aimed to create innovative geospatial techniques to create automatic national sampling frames in Somalia. The project was led by Flowminder and funded by World Bank

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