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Household Survey on Peace and Security Issues in Bangladesh (2009)

The household survey on peace and security issues in Bangladesh was undertaken to ascertain the citizens’ perceptions of security situations in Bangladesh. The specific purposes of the survey were to assess: General Perceptions of Security, General Perceptions of Security Sector, Perceptions about Specific Security Institutions and perceptions Informal sources of justice and security. The main Purpose of the survey is given bellow:


  • Assess and highlight the geographic and demographic extent of community insecurity and armed violence in Bangladesh.
  • Assess and highlight the nature of community insecurity and armed violence in Bangladesh.
  • Demonstrate the human and social impact of community insecurity and armed violence in Bangladesh.
  • Outline measures which currently exist and which need to be developed to reduce community insecurity and armed violence in Bangladesh.
  • Outline the scale and scope of the community security and armed violence issues/ problems in Bangladesh vis-à-vis other socio-economic and political issues.


The survey was carried out with a nationally representative sample of households defined as the basic sampling units. The sample was drawn employing a stratified cluster sampling design, setting the size of the sample at 3000 households.  Data from a sampled household were collected interviewing an adult member of the household, who was found able to provide the information sought in the survey.  Half of the sample households were chosen for interviews conducted with female respondents and the other half for interviews conducted with male respondents.  


The tasks of the assignment were carried out through undertaking the following specific activities:


  • development and finalization of the sample design; 
  • selection of sampling clusters; selection of households (basic sampling units); 
  • translation, pretesting and finalization of the questionnaire; 
  • preparation of survey manuals; printing of the questionnaires and other tools; 
  • recruitment of field personnel; training of field personnel; conducting of fieldwork; 
  • conducting of quality control checks; registration of completed questionnaires and instruments; 
  • developing of data entry program; 
  • recruitment and training of data processing personnel and data entry operators; 
  • developing of data coding/editing manual; entering of data into computer, and cleaning of data; 
  • tabulation of data as per analysis plan and writing of the report.


The contract was awarded by Safer world and funded by DFID/UK. 


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