The 2015/16 Kenya integrated Household Budget survey (KIHBS) is a survey of a representative random sample of all comprehensive household in the republic of Kenya. The Household Budget survey has been carried out in 1981/82, 1983/84 1993/94 and the Welfare Monitoring Survey (WMS) series in 1992, 1994, 1997and subsequently Integrated Household Budget Survey (IHBS) in 2005/06.
The 2015/16 Kenya integrated Household Budget survey began on Thursday 3rd September 2015 and will continue until the end of August 2016. Approximately 24,000 households across the country will be contacted to take part in the survey.
The main purpose of the 2015/16 KIHBS is to determine in detail the information of Household consumption/expenditure patterns in order to compute of poverty/welfare measures; updating of national accounts benchmarks (e.g. private consumption, informal sector, analysis of household sector); and form a basis for updating household expenditure weights to be used in the development of new Consumer Price Index (CPI).
Alongside the above mention purpose the socio-economic indicators derived from the survey will be a milestone in planning and policy formulation. The survey will also provide statistics for monitoring and evaluating development initiatives and targeted interventions. These indicators will complement the existing baseline information from 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census (KPHC) and other surveys.Download 015/16 Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey (KIHBS) Progress Report October 2015