The survey collected information at school and household level. The objective of the school survey was to collect information:
The pupil survey will collect anthropometric information from sample students to measure nutritional outcome. The survey was covered two areas namely Char and Coastal under 20 upazilas and 6 districts. The Char and Coastal areas were designed to allow comparison between two strata program and control. A stratify, cluster/school sample was designed in which the schools and households were identified. A total 4 comparison groups were recognized, namely, char program, char control, coastal program and coastal control. A total of 20 clusters/schools per comparison group were selected and total 80 clusters/schools were selected with probability proportional to population. A total 24 households per clusters/school were selected in order to obtain a sufficient number of households per cluster/school.
The survey was awarded by Tango International, USA and funded by World Food Program.