This is the fourth wave of refugee and host community data collection under the RIMA methodology conducted in Uganda.
In order to make the progressive Uganda refugees policy successful in the medium- and long-term, the refugees’ response needs to facilitate their inclusion in the country’s development agenda. No longer focusing exclusively on short-term, life-saving interventions, the response should act as a vector for refugees’ integration in the economy; improving the management of land, water, and natural resources; exploiting the socio-economic opportunities associated with the refugees’ presence, skills, and development; and strengthening the hosting districts’ capacity to absorb and manage these resources. The positive impact would affect refugees, host communities, and hosting districts alike, thus moving towards social and economic integration. In August 2017, FAO was asked by the Commissioner for Refugees (Office of the Prime Minister of Uganda, OPM) to support the implementation of a socio-economic analysis within the refugees’ settlements and host communities, with the aim of providing a comprehensive assessment of the current state of the refugees’ food security, well-being and resilience. Although refugees in Uganda are given land and mobility rights, their food security remains low, with a high dependency on food aid. The assumption was that by better understanding refugees’ preferences and livelihoods strategies which determine their resilience, it would be possible to unlock the development potential of the land, increase productivity and help them achieve independence and self-reliance. The Uganda 2021 Resilience Index Measurement and Analysis (RIMA) measures the food security and resilience of refugees and host communities in 11 Ugandan districts. The survey was administered between December 2021 and January 2022.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The description of the scope for the survey includes:
- Socio-demographic characteristics of households;
- Food security, including a detailed food consumption module, and well-being;
- Shocks, assistance, perceived resilience capacity, coping strategies, and aspirations;
- Access to basic services;
- Agricultural and livestock production,
- land ownership and rights
- Covid 19
Refugees and host community households (Households living near settlements)
Producers and sponsors
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
Office of the Prime Minister of Uganda
Government of Uganda
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Uganda Bureau of Statistics
Government of Uganda
The sampling strategy of the fourth wave was to re-interview all the refugee and host households interviewed in the first wave (between 2017 and 2019) plus the households in the Koboko district visited for the first time in December 2019. The final dataset for the fourth round is composed of 5,636 of which 77 percent (4,343 households) are traceable within the panel) and 23 percents are replacements and new households in the panel.
To construct the panel, refer to the sampling documentation and links to the previous rounds of the data already published on the FAM catalogue. Note that the uhhidp variable available in all the rounds links households over time and should be used when constructing the panel.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Personal Interview [capi]
Section A: Household details
Section B1: Household Demographics
Section B2: Other Household info
Section C: Household Assets Assessment
Section Da: Household access to services
Section Db: Energy and cooking fuels
Section E: Household expenditure and loans
Section F(1): Household Crop production details
Section F(2): Household vegetable production details
Section N: Livestock and fishing
Section G(1): Food consumption patterns
Section G(2): Coping Strategies
Section H(a): Household enterprise
Section H(b): Other income
Section W: Household Member Employment, Previous Economic Situation and Current Work Status
Section X: Assistance and transfers
Section H(2): Participation in Social Networks, Trainings and Enterprises
Section S: Social cohesion
Section J: Shocks and hazards
Section K: COVID-19
Section K2: Health Related Quality of Life (EQ-5D)
The data were collected through computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) with digital tablets. The use of electronic devices reduces the duration of interviews, limits errors during the interview and data entry phases, and enables the collection of geographic information system (GIS) information at the household level. The data were transmitted daily through Kobo Toolbox, a suite of software tools for data collection in challenging environments, allowing for the use of remote data control protocols.
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FAO. Resilience Index Measurement and Analysis (RIMA), Uganda, 2021. Dataset downloaded from https://microdata.fao.org.