Implementing a Household Livelihood Survey in a Post-Disaster Environment: ShoreBank International Ltd, NRSP, and the AMPER Program in Pakistan

  • Date Posted: January 2, 2013
  • Authors: Sarah Shortall
  • Organizations/Projects: The SEEP Network
  • Document Types: Assessment, Case Study or Vignette
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency


In 2007, the "Advancing Microfinance for Post-Disaster Economic Reconstruction" (AMPER) project of ShoreBank International (SBI) conducted a household livelihood survey in the Pakistani Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) region, following the 2005 earthquake. This case study explores the challenges, successes, and lessons of this survey. Its primary objective is to highlight concrete examples of best practices in survey implementation in challenging environments for microfinance providers, as well as other development actors. (See the appendix for additional project materials, including the survey timeline, individuals interviewed for the case study, and details on survey subject areas).