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Afghanistan Rural National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2003


General Info
Original or alternative title 
2003 National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (NRVA) in Rural Afghanistan
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
07/2003 - 10/2003
Series or system 
Afghanistan Living Conditions Survey
Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA)
Data type
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview

The 2003 National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (NRVA) studied the needs and vulnerabilities of rural populations and nomadic farmers (Kuchi) in all 32 provinces of Afghanistan. The 2003 NRVA sampled various agro-ecological zones (by land area) and selected households within those zones (by wealth group). Subsequent surveys including the 2005 NRVA used population-based sampling. Questionnaires were administered at the district, shura, wealth group, and household level. The survey occurred in each village 2 to 4 weeks after the main summer harvest, and it collected data from 11,757 households. Topics included household consumption, agricultural activities, and coping strategies to shocks, such as natural disasters.

A report may be available through IHSN or the library system.