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Projects in North Kivu

Data Collection on Peace Consolidation and Reconstruction in the DRC

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Country of Study
Location of Study
Eastern DRC (North Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri)
Type of Study
Population-based survey
A quarterly analysis at the level of territories and urban centers, on topics including to justice, violence, social cohesion, access to services, peacebuilding, reconciliation, and most recently, Ebola related information and behaviors. The territory level polls currently cover all of the 25 territories and cities situated in North Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri. All territories are covered every six months, whereas the cities of Goma, Beni, Uvira, Bukavu and Bunia are covered every three months. Sample size is at least 216 per territory and 300 per town, for a total of approximately 4,000 interviews conducted every 3 months. Additionaly, a bi-annual analysis at the level of priority zones (3 to 6 zones) focused on stabilization indicators, in line with strategic objective and monitoring and evaluation is conducted. We also conduct surveys around the peacekeeping bases, both with the community members living near the bases, as well as with peacekeepers from various country contingents. All surveys include a multistage cluster random sampling methodology at the household level, with equal numbers of men and women represented by study and sampling design. Data is collected by trained enumerators recruited from local universities, and recorded in electronic tablets using open-source data collection software (KoboToolbox) that was developed by the study PIs.
Key Focus of Study
Sociodemographic variables, ey perceptions and behaviors in relations to living conditions (water, housing, food, education, health), social cohesion (family, neighborhood, ethnic group), stabilization (peace, public services), gender (Gender equality, SGBV), exposure to violence, security (access, behavior, perception, security actor), justice (access, truth), Ebola related attitudes and behaviors, and special contextual topics such as election relation attitudes.
Key Stakeholders
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), MONUSCO Civil Affairs, the Free University of the Great Lakes Countries (ULPGL), Catholic University of Bukavu (UCB), and University of Bunia (UniBu), Government of the DRC including key Ministries.
Sample size
Varies by data collection cycle. Overall, around 82500 adults have been sampled. For the latest survey, 9000 adults particiapted.
May 2014 - present
Funding Institution
UNDP/EBOLA- for EBOLA specific polls (R2HC)
Date when findings can be shared
Findings shared periodically in the form of reports, trends data, and an interactive map on our website: http://www.peacebuildingdata.org/research/drc
In progress
For more info, contact

Phuong Pham, Ph.D. , MPH

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