Topic outline

This course presents the background and relevance of forest-related questions in household surveys. It also indicates how to use the forestry modules for LSMS-type surveys and for other users.


This is one of four courses in the e-Learning on the ‘National socioeconomic surveys in forestry’. It is primarily intended for people who are involved in data collection, analysis and reporting in organizations such as: National statistical offices, government agencies, donors, non-governmental organizations, forestry departments and research organizations.

  • The socioeconomic contributions of forests and trees to household welfare and livelihoods
  • The rationale for including forest-related questions in household surveys
  • The forestry modules that can be used to assess the above-mentioned socioeconomic contributions

The course consists of 3 sections:

  • Section 1 Forests and Livelihoods
  • Section 2 Forest-related questions in household surveys
  • Section 3 The new survey tool-forestry modules

The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox.

The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

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