AMA-CRSP Survey of Risk Coping and Social Networks in Rural Ghana

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This survey of households in four villages in Akwapim South district of southern Ghana was part of a USAID project called Assets and Market Access Collaborative Research Support Program (AMA CRSP), a long-term empirical study of idiosyncratic shocks and welfare dynamics in Ghana, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia.

These data sets were collected by Cornell University in collaboration with the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER). Questions about the data should be directed to Thomas Walker at

List of dissertations, working papers, and publications that have come out of this data (please contact individual authors with questions):

The 1996-1998 data off of which these follow on surveys are based can be found on Chris Udry's website.

Three rounds of data were collected in 2004 - 2005. Five rounds of data were later collected between February and November 2009, with each household interviewed once every two months.

2004 - 2005 2009
All data Download Panel ZIP Download All Rounds and Social Network Data ZIP
Download Round 1 ZIP
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Download Social Network Data ZIP
Data description and survey instruments Appendix to Jacqueline Vanderpuye-Orgle's Dissertation Appendix to Thomas Walker's Dissertation
Other documentation -- Download ZIP
Do files for aggregates -- Download ZIP
Volume and weight conversions -- Download ZIP