The IFPRI-PRSSP–designed Bangladesh Integrated Household Survey (BIHS) is the most comprehensive, nationally representative rural household panel survey in the country. The first round survey took place in 2011–12, the second round survey took place in 2015, and the third round survey is projected for 2018. BIHS is the only such survey to collect detailed data on:
- plot-level agricultural production and practices,
- dietary intake of household members,
- anthropometric measurements of all household members, and
- women’s empowerment via the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI).
BIHS samples are statistically representative for rural areas in all seven administrative divisions of the country—Barisal, Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna, Rajshahi, Rangpur, and Sylhet—as well as the “zone of influence” of USAID's Feed the Future project.
For more information on BIHS, please contact IFPRI Country Representative Dr. Akhter Ahmed.