FANTA worked with the Office of Food for Peace and the USAID Bureau for Food Security to develop a sampling guide to help USAID program implementers conduct participant-based surveys (PaBSs) to collect data for select Feed the Future annual monitoring indicators. PaBSs are typically used in the context of project monitoring to ensure that project implementation is rolling out as expected and that project interventions are on track for achieving their intended outcomes and targets in the participant population. The results of such monitoring exercises can be used to inform decisions about project strategies and, if monitoring data show that they are not on track, to make corrections to project interventions.
While Feed the Future implementing partners should, when possible, collect data in support of annual monitoring indicators through routine monitoring systems, there are various scenarios that may necessitate conducting periodic PaBSs to collect these data.
This updated and revised version of the Sampling Guide for Beneficiary-Based Surveys for Select Feed the Future Agricultural Annual Monitoring Indicators reflects the new USAID Global Food Security Strategy by integrating the Feed the Future phase two annual monitoring indicators. The guide provides a technical roadmap for those wanting to design, plan, and implement PaBSs and focuses on select Feed the Future agriculture-related indicators that are considered more challenging in terms of data collection. Indicators relating to other sectors, such as maternal and child health and nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene, are also discussed. While the original guide focused on indicators of totals only, the updated and revised guide also covers indicators of proportions and means.
2018 Revised Guide
2016 Original Guide with Calculator