Building empirical knowledge in ethnically diverse countries: persistent data challenges

Extracts from Canelas, C. & Gisselquist, R.M. (2018) Horizontal inequality and data challenges. WIDER Working Paper 2018/55. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER Stewart (2008: 3) defines horizontal inequalities as ‘inequalities in economic, social or political dimensions or cultural status between culturally defined groups’. Consistent with much of the literature, we treat ‘culturally defined groups’ here as generally equivalent to ‘ethnic’ groups, […]

World Bank 2011 Assessment of Computer-Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) Applications

This 2011 World Bank study – Comparative Assessment of Software Programs for the Development of Computer-Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) Applications – was a forerunner to the Bank creating its own solution. The World Bank, national statistics offices, and other institutions are keenly interested in moving from household surveys based on paper-and-pen interviewing (PAPI) to those based on […]