Household Expenditure Survey


Household income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) is one of the core activities of the BBS, it contains a wide range of socio-economic information at the household level that has strong influence in the decision making process for the government. It is widely used across the world, particularly in the low income developing countries, for assessing poverty level and the living standard of the people at large. Considering its importance, the national governments and the international agencies have been striving for the improvement of survey methodology and to establish of HIES technical standard. This survey provides valuable data on household income, expenditure, consumption, savings, housing condition, education, employment, health and sanitation, water supply and electricity, eta. The survey data can also be used for compilation of national accounts of the household sectors, analysis of poverty situation and other information on household related characteristics. It also provides the we