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NEPAL LIVING STANDARDS SURVEY 2003/04: STATISTICAL REPORT- VOLUME ONE

March 21, 2018

Nepal Living Standards Survey 2003/04 (NLSS II) is the second multi-topic national household survey conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) from April 2003 to April 2004. As a follow up to the first NLSS of 1995/96 (NLSS I), NLSS II should help to track changes in the living standards of Nepalese population in the last eight years. The survey follows the World Bank's Living Standards Measurement Survey (LSMS) methodology and uses a two-stage stratified sampling scheme, as was done in the first survey. NLSS II enumerated 3912 households from 326 Primary Sampling Units (PSU) of the country, compared to 3373 households from 274 PSUs in NLSS I. In addition to these cross-sectional households, NLSS II interviewed 1160 households from 95 panel PSUs (962 out of 1160 households were panel households that were also interviewed in NLSS I). It should be pointed out that 96 from households 8 cross-sectional PSUs (out of 4008 households, 334 PSUs in total), mostly from Far-western development region, were not enumerated as a result of prevailing insurgency in the country. This report is based on results from cross-sectional household data.