Data was generated from CDRI (Cambodia Development Resource Institute)'s Moving Out of Poverty Study in 2001, the MOPS in 2004/5 and the PDS survey in 2008. Initial sample size: 1,005 households. Panel household sample size in 2008: 827 households. To measure transient and chronic poverty based on real total expenditure per capita as a welfare indicator. In PDS, poverty is defined by both money-metric (income and consumption) and alternative (asset ownership) measures.
Unit of analysis
Individual, household, community
Nine villages from four of the country's main rural agro-ecological regions: the Meking plains; the Tonle Sap; the upland plateaus; and the coastal region.