The Government of the United States of America, through the Millennium Challenge Corporation «MCC» and the Government of the Republic of Benin have signed a cooperation agreement (The compact), for the period 2006-2011. To this end, the program has designed and implemented four projects. These are: (i) access to land, (ii) access to financial services, (iii) access to justice, and (iv) access to markets. An essential and cross-cutting component of the program is Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), which entails measuring the performance, progress and results of each project. In this context, two sources of data are used: survey data and administrative data. Before using these data to measure project performance,MCA-Benin wanted to ensure their statistical qualities MCA-Benin would like to ensure their statistical qualities.
The main objective of the study is to undertake a Data Quality Assessment (DQA) of studies and surveys by assessing on the one hand, the quality of their preparation process (design, sampling, questionnaire preparation, planning of the works) and, on the other hand, the data collection process, data processing, analysis and publication of survey results and administrative data related to indicators of MCA-Benin Program.
The specific objectives of the DQA are to:
Following the recommendation made by CESS Institute to improve survey implementation, INSAE uses now electronic tablet for the implementation of the 4th round of the 2011 household survey EMICOV. The use of tablet allowed INSAE to reduce the data entry time and the overall quality of the database.