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.