Socioeconomic Surveys for Urban Development and Water Projects: A Guidebook

Publication | November 2022

This guidebook provides practical tips and resources for conducting quality socioeconomic surveys to enhance the effectiveness of urban development and water projects.

  • US$23.00 (paperback)

It explains the importance of high-quality socioeconomic surveys to strengthen project design, ensure robust due diligence, and inform evidence-based policies. Focusing on urban development and water projects, the guidebook discusses common mistakes made with socioeconomic surveys and provides good practices for implementing high quality face-to-face and digital surveys. It includes a standardized set of annotated questionnaires that consist of basic questions as well as expanded questions that enable a more robust understanding of project impacts.


  • The ADB Project Cycle
  • Common Mistakes in Survey Questionnaires
  • Identification of Core and Expanded Questions
  • Pre-Survey and Survey Implementation Guidelines
  • Annotated Draft Questionnaire with Core and Expanded Questions

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Urban development
  • Water
  • 78
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TIM220433-2
  • 978-92-9269-786-0 (print)
  • 978-92-9269-787-7 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9269-788-4 (ebook)

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