Iraq: DIEM - Data in Emergencies Monitoring Brief, Round 7 - Results and recommendations, September 2022 (Data collection 29 March to 1 May 2022)


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched a household survey in Iraq through the Data in Emergencies Monitoring (DIEM-Monitoring) System to monitor agricultural livelihoods and food security. FAO has undertaken six rounds of surveys in Iraq at a much smaller scale. This seventh-round survey expanded the survey instrument and increased the random sample of households surveyed to 2 233 in 18 governorates (Anbar, Babylon, Baghdad, Basra, Diyala, Duhok, Erbil, Kerbela, Kirkuk, Maysan, Muthanna, Nainawa, Najaf, Qadisiya, Salah Al-Deen, Sulaimaniyah, Thi-Qar and Wasit). Going forward, the household survey is expected to be conducted three times per year.

Data collection was carried out using computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI) in the 18 governorates of Iraq from 29 March to 1 May 2022. A total of 2 233 households were interviewed – 1 634 non-agricultural households and 599 agricultural households – using random digital dialing (RDD). The sample target of 136 households per governorate was achieved in six governorates (Anbar, Babylon, Baghdad, Kirkuk, Najaf and Thi-Qar). This seventh-round survey is the first round to be representative of the population at the Admin 1 level.1 Data were weighted at the analytical stage to ensure that the regional population distribution was adequately represented.