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Survey catalogs

The IHSN Central Survey catalog provides a searchable list of surveys and censuses conducted in low- and middle-income countries. This catalog is maintained in collaboration with the World Bank and a large number of national and international agencies. This catalog provides rich metadata including, when available, the survey questionnaire(s), manuals and report(s), and list of related citations. It does not provide access to microdata, but when available, provides a link to external catalogs where the data can be obtained.

The IHSN Central Survey Catalog allows users to search and browse surveys. When available, a list of citations related to each survey is provided in the survey page. The IHSN also provides a Citation Catalog, which allows users to search and browse citations (including articles published in journals, working papers, .books or chapters in books, dissertations, etc.) The citation description page will provide a list of the surveys quoted in the citation.

The IHSN also maintains a list of other survey catalogs where researchers can find data and/or metadata. Catalogs with a coverage limited to a specific country or region are categorized as "geographic" and catalogs of particular types of surveys are categorized as "thematic."

We welcome input to these catalogs. Please contact us with suggestions for other catalogs or surveys that we might add to our listings.