We analysed a large dataset of survey responses collected by Tearfund in Burundi, examining perceptions of the security situation in five parishes between May and September 2017.
Tearfund partners in Burundi initiated a data collection process intended to allow communities and external actors to monitor the security situation in five parishes. Data was collected via small-scale weekly surveys, with questions on issues that local representatives believed to be drivers or indicators of increased levels of violence.
We cleaned and analysed data collected from 2,266 individuals between May and September 2017, with the aim of understanding what the data tells us about levels of security. We analysed differences between parishes and relationships between different indicators of security, and disaggregated the findings by age and gender. We also considered how the findings should inform future programming, and reviewed the survey methodology itself.