Surveys

The AERC has over the years developed considerable capacity for undertaking both quantitative and qualitative surveys. A permanent core of enumerators is available for this purpose. All enumerators have a Master’s degree in Economics or Statistics and their work is supervised by faculty members with extensive experience in survey design and implementation. The Center has formal arrangements with a number of Universities and institutions all over the country for recruiting enumerators. During the last few years over 40 studies involving large surveys within Pakistan and abroad have been undertaken. In Pakistan both rural and urban areas have been covered. In depth interviews have been conducted to date of households, farms, industrial units, women, beneficiaries of projects and functionaries of government agencies, etc.

wdt_IDProject / SurveyYearSectorAgency / ClientSpatial CoverageSample Size
1 Impact Evaluation of the Transport Subsidy in Enrolments in Primary Schools in Balochistan 2008 Education World Bank Balochistan 100 Schools
100 Villages
1000 Households
2 Impact Assessment of School Management Committees (SMCS) of Primary School in Sindh. 2007 Education Government of Sindh All districts of Sindh 400 Schools
4500 Households
3 Technical Assistance (SER-TA), Karachi and Sindh Province, Pakistan [The Extended Part of the Study Entitled “Impact Assessment of School Management Committees (SMCS) of Primary School in Sindh” 2007 Education European Commission (EC) / World Bank Sindh 50 Schools
4 School Placement Study in NWFP 2007 Education World Bank NWFP 15 Schools
5 Survey of Education / Health Facilities in Balochistan, Balochistan Economic Report TA-4757-PAK. 2007 Education Asian Development Bank and The World Bank Balochistan 100 Schools
100 RHCs/BHUs
6 Study on Nature and Scope of Corporate Philanthropy in Pakistan 2003-04 Poverty Philanthropy Centre of Pakistan and Aga Khan Foundation Pakistan 964 Firms & Companies
7 Rapid Appraisal of Child Labor in Sea Fishing, Processing and Ship-breaking in Balochistan 2003 Poverty ILO-Government of Pakistan Entire Coastal Belt of Balochistan 225 Households, 7 Focus Group Discussions, and Survey of Ship-breaking Industry and Fish Processing Industries.
8 Determining the Effectiveness of Incentives in Education 2002-03 Education Government of Sindh All districts of Sindh 1351 Households
54 Schools
9 Tracking Public Expenditure in Education and Health for Poverty Reduction 2002-03 Education UNDP Pakistan 800 Households
40 BHUs
40 Primary Schools
40 Random checking of BHU
40 Random checking of Primary Schools
16 Meetings with the EDOs
10 Subordination and Empowerment of Women 2002 Gender AERC Pakistan
(Rural/Urban)
700 women
wdt_IDProject / SurveyYearSectorAgency / ClientSpatial CoverageSample Size