Survey of traditional and political village chiefs in Uganda: Institutions, land tenure, and water provision.

The dataset is a survey of 300 village chiefs in Uganda, equally split between traditional (chiefs, clan leaders and elders) and political authorities. The respondents were randomly selected based on a stratification that is representative of the largest 12 ethnic groups, i.e. about 85% of the Ugandan population. The data is GPS coded and can be linked to larger socio-economic datasets such as the LSMS-ISA. It contains information on the relative power of formal political versus informal traditional authority regarding the resolution of social and economic conflicts. It also contains information on practices and attitudes regarding land tenure (property rights, trans- actions, and prices) as well as water provision (initiatives for irrigation and drinking water). The data is useful for studying the impact of institutional arrangements on social and economic outcomes.

Documentation on dataset: [chief_dataset_description]

Questionnaire of the survey: [UGA_leader_survey_questionnaire]

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Pilot Survey Uganda

In January 2015, we conducted a pilot survey  in Uganda. This household pilot survey consists of 31 households interviewed in 6 villages in 3 regions (districts).

The questionnaire can be downloaded here : xls

The data can be downloaded here : xls