Rationale for Implementation of 2015/16 KIHBS
- Provide updated parameters for sharing of national resources as provided in the Constitution of Kenya, 2010
- Provide a wide range of national and county-specific indicators necessary for assessment of the living standards of the population.
- Monitoring the impact of the Implementation of the devolved system of Government
- Monitor and evaluate Government programmes. eg Medium Term Plan (MTP II) and to provide benchmark indicators for Medium Term Plan III
- Provide indicators for monitoring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2063
The objectives of the 2015/16 KIHBS were:
- Computation of updated poverty and inequality indicators at national and county levels
- Computation of updated labour force indicators
- Computation of updated consumption baskets to produce new Consumer Price Index (CPI) series
- Provide requisite data for the System of National Accounts (SNA)
History of Household Budget Surveys (HBS): –
- 1981/82 Rural Household Budget Survey (RHBS)
- 1983/84 Urban Household Budget Survey (UHBS)
- 1993/94 Urban Household Budget Survey (UHBS)
- Welfare Monitoring Surveys (WMS)- 1992;1994;1997
- 2005/06 Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey (KIHBS)
2015/16 Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey KIHBS
- Survey conducted over a 12-month period to capture seasonality- from September 2015 to August 2016.
- Recommended duration for implementation of Household Budget Surveys is once every five years
- 2015/16 KIHBS targeted a sample of 24,000 households drawn from 2400 clusters
- Sampling- The sampling for the survey was done in two stages.
- In the first stage, a total of 2,400 clusters (988 in urban and 1,412 in rural areas) were sampled from NASSEP V sampling frame
- The second stage involved selection of 10 households (from each cluster) out of which five households were randomly selected for the administration of diaries
- Three main questionnaires and two dairies were administered to the household
- One market questionnaire and a community questionnaire
- Survey instruments were administered using the Paper Assisted Personal Interview (PAPI)
- Data was obtained from 21,773 Households representing a response rate of 91.3 Per cent
- Response rate for rural households was 93.6% while that for Urban areas was 88.0%.
- The non-response albeit low was occasioned by insecurity and unavailability of households due to nomadism in some parts of the country
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