Building a Geographic Sampling Frame for a Community Survey in Ethiopia


Client Brief

  • To create a representative sample of urban and rural host communities around 10 refugee camps in 4 regions of Ethiopia, Masae was asked to remotely sample 900 dwellings


  • Masae used WorldPop gridded population estimates (satellite-derived) with a 100m resolution to understand population distribution around refugee camps and identify target refugee host communities

  • The team sampled WorldPop cells (population-weighted sampling) in target areas to define final locations for interviews

  • The resulting points were uploaded on google maps for an easy field use


  • Ready-to-use interactive & online maps with target locations for interviewers