Data

IGC datasets available upon request

  • Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES)

Institutions: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS)
Years: 1999-2000, 2004-2005, 2010
Sample size: 5,000-10,000 households (varies by year)

The Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) is the major source of socio-economic information at the household level in Bangladesh. It provides valuable data on household expenditure, income, consumption, savings, housing conditions, education, employment, health, sanitation, water supply, electricity usage, etc.

The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) regards the HIES as a major guide for policy decisions. It provides information that allows the GoB to enhance evidence-based policies, and enables better results-based monitoring of the Five-Year Planning process (and the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper). The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) has been conducting the HIES since 1972/73. Typically, the HIES is undertaken every five years. The fifteenth round of the HIES has recently been completed. The World Bank has provided inputs into the 2010 HIES, both in the form of technical assistance and financial support.

 

  • Labour Force Survey

Institution: BBS, in particular Industry & Labor Wing
Type: repeated cross section
Years: 1999-2000, 2005-06, 2014 (forthcoming)
Sample size: 9,000-10,000 households per round

The main objective of the survey is to estimate: the size of the labour force by age, gender,education and locality; the number of employed persons by occupation, industry and employment status ; the demographic and socioeconomic conditions of the labour force; the average hours worked, earnings etc. of the employed; the extent of unemployment and underemployment; the number of unemployed by age, sex, education and locality; and the size of child labour (aged 5-14 years) by age group, occupation, industry, status in employment etc.

 

Institution: IGC
Type: Cross Section Data
Period: 2004-2013

The data was collected by Dr. Kazi Iqbal and Dr. Reshad Ahsan and contains detailed information on the daily occurrence of Political Demonstration from 2004 to 2013.

 

Institution: National Bureau of Revenue (NBR)
Type: panel
Period: 2005-2012

This survey contains transaction-level administrative trade data for Bangladesh. The data includes the universe of export and import transactions for Bangladesh over the period 2005 – 2012 collected by the National Bureau of Revenue (NBR). It is a panel dataset that varies by firm, product and time and includes information on the port of export for each transaction, allowing to distinguish between shipments by sea and by air for all exports.

 

  • Census/Survey of Manufacturing Industry Data (CMI and SMI)

Institution: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics
Type: Cross Section Data
Census Period: 1999/2001
Survey Period: 2005/2006

The CMI and SMI provides basic statistics on the industrial structure and production of the manufacturing sector of the country on a more comprehensive basis. The main objectives of the CMI and SMI were to determine the volume of industrial production, fixed capital formation, employment and gross value added in manufacturing industries. The data collected followed broadly the scope of the earlier CMIs, specifically in the following areas:

Ownership status; Fixed assets by category; Employment by category; Value and quantity of raw material consumed; Employment cost; Operating expenses; Cost and quantity of fuel consumed; Value of gross output; Value added and indirect taxes, etc.

Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) Datasets

  • Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES)

Institutions: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS)
Years: 1991-92, 1995-96, 1999-2000, 2004-2005, 2010
Sample size: 5,000-10,000 households (varies by year)

The Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) is the major source of socio-economic information at the household level in Bangladesh. It provides valuable data on household expenditure, income, consumption, savings, housing conditions, education, employment, health, sanitation, water supply, electricity usage, etc.

The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) regards the HIES as a major guide for policy decisions. It provides information that allows the GoB to enhance evidence-based policies, and enables better results-based monitoring of the Five-Year Planning process (and the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper). The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) has been conducting the HIES since 1972/73. Typically, the HIES is undertaken every five years. The fifteenth round of the HIES has recently been completed. The World Bank has provided inputs into the 2010 HIES, both in the form of technical assistance and financial support.

 

  • Labour Force Survey

Institution: BBS, in particular Industry & Labor Wing
Type: repeated cross section
Years: 1980, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1989, 1990-91, 1995-96, 1999-2000, 2005-06, 2014 (forthcoming)
Sample size: 9,000-10,000 households per round

The main objective of the survey is to estimate: the size of the labour force by age, gender,education and locality; the number of employed persons by occupation, industry and employment status ; the demographic and socioeconomic conditions of the labour force; the average hours worked, earnings etc. of the employed; the extent of unemployment and underemployment; the number of unemployed by age, sex, education and locality; and the size of child labour (aged 5-14 years) by age group, occupation, industry, status in employment etc.

 

  • Vital Registration Data

Institution: BBS
Type: Cross sectional data
Year: 1981- 2010

Sample Vital Registration System (SVRS) Project is a regular surveillance system undertaken by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics to determine the annual population change at national and district level. The objective of the Sample Vital Registration System of BBS is to collect, compile and publish demographic data to meet the inter censual data needs of our valued stakeholders.

 

  • Annual Establishment & Institution Survey

Institution: BBS
Type: repeated cross-section
Period: 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97. 2002-03
Sample size: 1,500 (for 96-97)

The Annual Establishment and Institution Survey (AEIS) is an integrated survey programme of BBS. Large and medium scale manufacturing establishments with 10 or more employees were excluded from AEIS. Small manufacturing establishments (less than 10 persons) and all permanent establishments, irrespective of employment sizes such as Wholesale and Retail Trade, Hotel and Restaurant, Business and Social services and Non-farm household based economic activities are included in AEIS. In order to capture seasonality of the sectors, the survey is based on a monthly national sub-samples of EAs and collects data throughout the 12 month of the year by using separate questionnaires for each sector. The survey is based on two sample frame viz area frame and list frame. A total of 1500 EAs( Enumeration Areas) were selected from the area frame consisting of 1,96,720 EAs to cover manufacturing establishments with 1-9 persons engaged, other sectors with 1-19 employees . The list frame covers 20 and or more people in Hotel & Restaurant, Trade & Social service establishments.

 

  • Population and Housing Census

Institution: BBS, Census Wing
Type: repeated cross-section
Period: 1974, 1981, 1991, 2001
Sample size:

Household based Sample Survey is a basic and suitable method of data collection for population and socio-economic and demographic statistics. Therefore, the socio-economic and demographic survey has always been conducted near by a convenient time of the census completion. In many occasions, the survey is complementary to the census and provides supplementary data for the census to fill up the data gap, especially on the housing, health and demography those relate to population.

 

  • Child Nutrition Survey of Bangladesh

Institution: BBS, Census Wing
Type: repeated cross-section
Period: 1985-86, 1988-89, 1992, 1995-96, 2000, 2005, may be other years as well
Sample size: 2,000-4,000 children, depending on year

This Child and Mother Nutrition Survey (CMNS) of Bangladesh was carried out in 2005 at a time when important changes were underway in public health nutrition in Bangladesh. The country was a signatory to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of which three, MDG 1 for poverty reduction, MDG 4 for child mortality and MDG 5 for maternal health, are directly related to nutrition. A “double burden of malnutrition”, meaning the coexistence of undernutrition and overweight in the same population, is emerging in the country, partly due to economic development coupled with economic disparities.

Then, as the analysis of the CMNS 2005 was about to begin, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new improved Growth Reference Standards (GRS) children based on a dataset of children from six countries who were raised in environments that promote healthy growth. Against this background, nutrition is for the first time included in a sector wide approach (SWAp), the Health, Nutrition and Population Sector Programme (HNPSP) of the Government of Bangladesh.

The main objective of this survey was to asses the nutritional status of children aged less than 5 years and their mothers in Bangladesh. Additional objectives were to examine underlying causes of malnutrition (socio-economic status, household food security, health environment and health services), and to compare the survey’s findings with those of previous Child Nutrition Surveys (CNS) conducted by BBS.

 

  • Agricultural Census – 2008

Institution: BBS, Agriculture Wing
Type: repeated cross-section
Unit of Observation: individual
Year: 1960, 1977, 1983/84, 1996, 2005-06, 2008 (forthcoming)
Sample size: For 1996 census, 17,377 enumeration areas, containing 3,319,000 holdings

The census includes number of holdings (by non-farm, small, medium, large farms), number of male/female headed holdings, operated area per holding, homestead area, number of owner/tenant farm holdings, cultivated area of all holdings, per capita cultivated area, gross cropped area, area under selected crops, per capita bovine animals, per capita goats & sheep, per capita poultry & ducks, area used for commercial farms, area used for fishery/flower nursery/tree nursery/sericulture, etc.

An agricultural holding was defined as a techno-economic unit of agricultural production under single management, comprising all livestock kept and all land used wholly or partly for agricultural production purposes, without regard to title, legal form, or size. In the Bangladesh report holdings and households were treated as the same. “The basic unit of enumeration was the household. Households with less than 0.05 hectares were called non-farm households.” -from BBS report on 1996 census.

 

  • Census/Survey of Manufacturing Industry Data (CMI and SMI)

Institution: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics
Type: Cross Section Data
Census Period: 1999/2001
Survey Period: 2005/2006

The CMI and SMI provides basic statistics on the industrial structure and production of the manufacturing sector of the country on a more comprehensive basis. The main objectives of the CMI and SMI were to determine the volume of industrial production, fixed capital formation, employment and gross value added in manufacturing industries. The data collected followed broadly the scope of the earlier CMIs, specifically in the following areas:

Ownership status; Fixed assets by category; Employment by category; Value and quantity of raw material consumed; Employment cost; Operating expenses; Cost and quantity of fuel consumed; Value of gross output; Value added and indirect taxes, etc.

IFPRI Datasets

All datasets are available on the IFPRI Website.

 

  • Bangladesh Integrated Household Survey (BIHS) 2011-2012

Institution: IFPRI
Period: 2011-2012
Number of Observations: 1271

Household Cross section Survey with detailed information on household food and non-food consumption, dwelling characteristics, and non-agricultural enterprises, assets, credit, savings, time allocation, social capital, community characteristics, and education, health, employment of current and previous household members

Additional information:
http://www.ifpri.org/dataset/bangladesh-integrated-household-survey-bihs-2011-2012

 

  • Bangladesh Rural-Urban Linkage Survey (Link to 2000 HIES)

Institution: IFPRI
Type: cross-section
Unit of Observation: household
Period: 2004
Number of Observations: 1271

Topics: Detailed information on household food and non-food consumption, dwelling characteristics, and non-agricultural enterprises, assets, credit, savings, time allocation, social capital, community characteristics, and education, health, employment of current and previous household members.

Also the 2004 questionnaire added a module on year of first marriage, dowry amount and form (up to three types), ownership rights over dowry (up to three types), amount of mehr specified on the marriage contract, who chose the first spouse, and first spouseís age, education and parentsí wealth relative to own parent’s wealth.

 

  • Food Management and Research Support Project

Institution: IFPRI
Type: repeated cross-section
Unit of Observation: household
Period: 1998-1999
Number of Observations: 757

Topics:

  1. Household Survey: household info, education, employment and training, agricultural activity, fishing and livestock activity, allocation of family labor, social assistance, household assets, credit, housing and sanitation, non-food spending, food expenditure and consumption, health status and anthropometry. Several sections asked about these variables before and after the flood.
  2. Community Survey: level of agricultural production, employment, prices, cost of farming, economic activity, law and order, intervention programs, and information about the flood at the thana/union/village level.

 

  • Supporting Household Activities for Health, Assets and Revenue (SHAHAR) Project

Institution: IFPRI in collaboration with CARE-Bangladesh, Dhaka; DATA Ltd., Dhaka.
Type: cross-sections
Unit of Observation: household

Period: 2000,
Number of Observations: 563 in Jessore and 557 in Tongi
Topics: household composition, migration, education, status of employment, earnings, transfers, social assistance, other income, household assets, urban agriculture, savings, loans, housing, environment, water, sanitation, daily food, consumption, diarrhea, other illnesses, health, nutrition knowledge and practice, pre-school feeding, utilization of health care facilities for pregnancy/birth, anthropemetry, community participation, general household livelihood security.

Period: four rounds, June 1996 – September 1997.
Number of Observations: 5,541 individuals in 955 rural households in 47 villages.
Topics: impact of commercial vegetable and polyculture fish production on income, household resource allocation, and nutrition.

  1. Household survey: income, household value of consumed goods, social capital, shock history, credit given and obtained, inheritance/assets at wedding/divorce, family background, health care and birth control use, household sanitation behavior, reproductive history and mortality, nutrition knowledge, food preferences, women’s autonomy and decision making.
  2. Community survey: temperature and rainfall

NIPRT Datasets

  • Bangladesh Service Provision Assessment (Goes with 1999-2000 DHS)

Institution: National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPRT)
Type: cross-section
Unit of Observation: health facilities
Period: 1999-2000
Number of Observations: 550 government facilities, 262 nongovernment facilities.
Topics: information on availability and quality of reproductive and child health services in Bangladesh. (for example, family planning and contraceptive options, maternity and delivery care, treatment of childhood disease)

 

  • Bangladesh Contraceptive Prevalence Survey

Institution: National Institute for Population Research and Training
Type: repeated cross-section
Unit of Observation: individual
Period: 1979, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1996-97 and likely more.
Number of Observations: 12-14k
Topics: use of contraceptives, age of respondent, whether they have a male child alive, family planning services received, family planning decision, place of residence, woman’s work status, school attainment, religion

 

  • Bangladesh Maternal Health Services and Maternal Mortality Survey

Institution: National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPRT)
Type: cross-section
Unit of Observation: household
Period: 2001
Number of Observations: 103,796. 808 primary sampling units selected, 134 urban, 674 rural.
Topics: maternal health and maternal mortality
Additional information:
http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PNACX979.pdf

 

  • Bangladesh Health and Demographic Survey

Note: There are two surveys, one called “Bangladesh Health and Demographic Survey” and one called “Demographic and Health Survey.” Institution: National Institute for Population Research and Training (NIPORT), sponsored by USAID, implemented by Mitra and Associates
Type: repeated cross-section
Unit of Observation: individual
Period: BHDS: 1993-94, 1996-97, 1999-2000, 2004, and 2007; DHS: 1993/94, 1996/97, 1999/2000, 2001, 2004, 2007
Number of Observations: BHDS: 2004: 11,000 women, 4,000 men; 2007: 11,000 women, 3,800 men; DHS: 2001: 99,202 households, 103,796 women; 2004: 10,500 households
Topics: population structure, maternal and child care, use of contraceptives, awarness of community clinics, awareness of causes of HIV/AIDS transmission, morbidity, treatment status, treatment expenditure, sources of drugs and supplies, duration of sickness, disability occurance of births and deaths, causes of death, domestic violence, etc
Contact Info: BBS
Additional information:
BHDS: http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PNADO185.pdf
DHS: http://www.measuredhs.com/accesssurveys/access_instructions.cfm

Others

  • Household survey to conduct Micro-Credit Impact Studies: Bangladesh

Institution: Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) and the World Bank
Type: panel
Unit of Observation: household
Period: 1991/1992 and 1998/1999
Number of Observations: ~2000 (29 thanas and 87 villages)
Topics: educational info, wage and work hours, land and cultivation info, expenditure info, livestock/poultry info, income, food consumption, micro-credit info, some transportation info, pregnancy,

 

  • Bangladesh Nutrition Survey of 2000

Institution: Institute of Food Science, Dhaka University
Type: panel
Unit of Observation: household
Period: 1981-82 (one year) and 1999-2000 (one year)
Number of Observations: 14 villages with 50 households each in base year of 1981-1982; then those households and households that had branched off were re-surveyed in 1999-2000
-(4000 children in 1999-2000.)
Topics: child nutrition status, household demographic characteristics, environmental conditions, household income and owned landholdings, schooling; participation rates in agriculture; occupation; monthly wage

 

Institution: IGC
Type: Cross Section Data
Period: 2004-2013

The data was collected by Dr. Kazi Iqbal and Dr. Reshad Ahsan and contains detailed information on the daily occurrence of Political Demonstration from 2004 to 2013.

 

Institution: National Bureau of Revenue (NBR)
Type: panel
Period: 2005-2012

This survey contains transaction-level administrative trade data for Bangladesh. The data includes the universe of export and import transactions for Bangladesh over the period 2005 – 2012 collected by the National Bureau of Revenue (NBR). It is a panel dataset that varies by firm, product and time and includes information on the port of export for each transaction, allowing to distinguish between shipments by sea and by air for all exports.