Socio-economic assessment of refugees in Gozamir and Belom camps 2015
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
UNHCR conducts socio-economic assessments of persons-of-concern (i.e. refugees, asylum-seekers, IDPs, etc.) in a variety of countries in order to inform and improve its programming with the goal of promoting self-reliance. While these assessments are not fully standardized and are tailored to their specific country context, the quantitative surveys share strong similarities in their design and objectives, and are therefore considered a survey series for the purpose of microdata documentation/archiving.
In 2014/2015, WFP and UNHCR, the Government's main partners in providing assistance to refugees, conducted a "socio-economic categorization" in select refugee camps in Chad. This dataset covers a total of 12,643 households in the Gozamir and Belom refugee camps.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Household and individual
2.1: Edited, anonymous dataset for public distribution.
The scope of this socio-economic assessment includes:
- Identification of the household
- Characteristics of the household head
- Livestock ownership
- Asset ownership
- Economic activity
Livelihood & Social cohesion
Gozamir and Belom refugee camps, Chad
All refugee households residing in Gozamir and Belom refugee camps, Chad.
UNHCR PPG: 1TCDA, 1TCDB
Producers and sponsors
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
World Food Program
The survey's objective was to deliver representative data of all refugees living in Chad's Gozamir and Belom refugee camps. The total population of refugees in these camps at the time of the survey was estimated at slightly below 13,000 households.
The survey applied a full-coverage (census) approach, i.e. no sample selection was made. The registration database served as the list frame. The total number of completed interviews was 12,643 households (7,393 in Gozamir and 5,250 in Belom).
While the original data collection took a full-coverage approach, the public-release version of the dataset contains a systematically drawn sub-sample of this original data for reasons of statistical disclosure control. The total sample size in the dataset presented for public release is 2,528 households (1,478 in Gozamir and 1,050 in Belom).
Deviations from the Sample Design
This dataset is self-weighting. Nevertheless, since the dataset presented here for public release contains only a sub-sample of the original data (see above), a uniform weights variable is provided in the data.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
All questionaires are provided in section "external ressources".
The dataset presented here has undergone light checking, cleaning and restructuring (data may still contain errors) as well as anonymization (includes removal of direct identifiers and sensitive variables, and grouping values of select variables). Moreover, it constitutes a sub-sample of the data originally collected.
No attempt will be made to identify respondents or microdata providers, and no use will be made of the identity of any person, facility or establishment discovered inadvertently. Any such discovery would immediately be reported to UNHCR, to allow evaluation of further use, apply further statistical disclosure control methods, impose further restrictions on access, or appropriately re-classify the data. No attempt will be made to create links between datasets provided by UNHCR, or between UNHCR data and other datasets that could identify individuals or organizations.
Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees. UNHCR Socio-economic assessment of refugees in Chad's Gozamir and Belom camps 2015 - Anonymized for Public Use. Version 1.1. Geneva: UNHCR (December 2018), Ref. UNHCR-TCD-2015-SEA-1.1. Dataset downloaded from https://microdata.unhcr.org on [date].
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