The 2007 Informal Sector Survey (ISS) is household based survey where its objectives are:
- Provide data on the informal employment
- Provide information that could be used to estimate the contribution of the informal sector to Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
- Identify activities done in the Informal Sector
- Provide indicators that will contribute to evidence-based policy making.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Producers and sponsors
Central Statistics Office (CSO)
Ministry of Finance and Development Planning
A stratified two-stage probability sample design was used in sample (business households) selection. The first stage was the selection of Enumeration Areas (EAs) as the Primary Sampling Units (PSUs) selected with probability proportional to measure of size (PPS), where Measure of Size (MOS) was the number of households selected in the EA as per 2001 Population and Housing Census. A total of 576 (out of 3,201) EAs was selected. At the second stage of sampling, business households were systematically selected from a fresh list of occupied business households prepared at the beginning of the survey field work (i.e. listing of business for the selected EAs). Overall 6,450 business households were systematically selected for enumeration. The sample design covered three geographical regions i.e. Cities & Towns, Urban villages and Rural settlements.