The Household dataset corresponds to the Household Questionnaire, which is used to: 1.Measure the potential effect of REDD+ on household well-being on the basis of objective metrics (livelihood, assets and income in the course of 12 months) and subjective metrics (perceived well-being status and the reasons for change for those who experience change); 2.Measure the potential effect of REDD+ on land and resource use at the level of the household; 3.Measure household knowledge of and involvement in the process of establishing and implementing REDD+.
The Household Questionnaire is divided into 5 main sections: 1. Basic information on household members; 2. household assets; 3. household income; 4. perceptions of wellbeing and wellbeing change in last two years; and, 5. involvement in and assessment of forest conservation interventions. The Household Questionnaire was carried out in 18 of the 23 subnational initiatives. The Household dataset includes 4524 households in phase 1 and 3988 in phase 2, of which 3529 were interviewed twice (not all the phase 1 households could be interviewed again in phase 2 due to attrition). Variables from Phase 1 start with P1H_section&question number, and variables from Phase 2 start with P2H_section&question number.
The research design and methods are further described in Sunderlin et al. (2016) as well as in several GCS REDD+ publications and related material (see GCS-REDD sub national initatives website).