Surveys

Consumer Price Survey
The Consumer Price Survey is conducted regularly on a monthly basis in Kabul, Herat, Kandahar, Jalalabad, Mazari-e-Sharif and Khost cities. A basket which has been taken into consideration, includes 202 important food and non-food items and services, typically consumed by urban middle and low income population. For each item, prices are collected from three shops located in the Central Markets or main shopping centers of each city.
After data processing and analysis, the consumer price indices are made available to users through CPI bulletin and CSO website.

Participation of Women and Men in Decision Making Survey
This survey was undertaken by CSO in collaboration with MOWA, IARCSS and UNIFEM. The main objective of the survey is to provide government planners, policymakers, administrators, and international organizations with comprehensive, up-to-date and evidence based data on women and men in decision making levels.
This survey is the first of the three surveys that will be undertaken in the government, private sector, NGOs, and Civil Society. This Survey covered all individuals working in the government at rank 2 level and above as well as members of National Assembly and Provincial Councils.
The Survey provides information on age, sex, education, marital status, opinion on the problems of women in decision making level, etc.
Data collection started in Aug. 1, 2009 but due to reluctance of some respondents it took more time and is still ongoing.
After the completion of the survey, results will be made available to the public.


Integrated Business Establishment Survey -2009
This survey was carried out in May 2009. It covers all non-agricultural establishments. In terms of geographic coverage, the survey covers, except Nooristan, all provinces. The Survey was conducted on a sample basis to collect information on main activity, ownership status, nature of the problem the establishment faced during last year, employment, compensation to workers, operating expenses, receipts during  the last year, Gross Value Added during last year, value of fixed assets and outstanding loans as of the last day of the year.
Data collection has been completed and the survey results are currently under process. After completion, data processing and analysis of data will be made available to users and public.