The productive safety net program (PSNP) community survey collected information from focus groups in 8 communities where PSNP is active. It was administered simultaneously to a panel of prominent members of the community. The purpose of the survey was to provide researchers with the data necessary to construct Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation (LEWIE) models used for evaluation of the PSNP program.
In particular, the survey inquired about PSNP interventions in the surveyed locations, including the type of work conducted (road building, school building, tree planting, etc.), how it affected the communities access to amenities and services (schools, markets, clinics) or agricultural productivity. In addition, the community survey will be used to determine the structure of business activity in the community, as well as the dynamics of local markets and physical connections to regional and national markets.