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Afghanistan Living Conditions Survey 2013-2014


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
12/2013 - 12/2014
Series or system 
Afghanistan Living Conditions Survey
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Living Conditions Survey in Afghanistan has been conducted since 2003. Previous rounds were named the National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (NVRA). The title changed to the Living Conditions Survey (ALCS) in order to represent the range of topics covered. The purpose of this survey is to gather information on households throughout Afghanistan, including households of the nomadic Kuchi people. The data were collected in order to produce national and provincial level indicators.

The data were collected through face-to-face interviews. Men and women were interviewed separately with different questionnaires. The main topic areas were household characteristics, agriculture, income, expenditures, migration, coping strategies, food security, reproductive history, access to services, and community projects. Labor, including child labor, was also added as a new topic area for this survey.

The survey covered 20,786 households and 157,262 individuals.