PRADD Liberia Baseline Survey: Results and Analysis

This report presents the results of the baseline survey as well as some analysis of the data and implications for future programming as part of the Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD) Liberia project, a USAID-funded intervention to clarify property rights and extend training and outreach to small-scale diamond miners in two areas in Liberia. The survey was conducted prior to the start of project implementation in January-February 2011 for the purposes of an impact evaluation following the conclusion of the project. 826 artisanal diamond mining households participated in the 144 question survey that included questions covering household demographic information and economic activity, mining activities, conflicts and security, policy awareness and perceptions, household assets, and opinions on mining-related issues. The survey covered the two areas in which PRADD-Liberia activities will take place, as well as two additional sites designed to serve as control areas to form the basis for a comparison between outcomes in project and non-project areas. To our knowledge, this is the first large sample household survey of artisanal diamond miners that has been undertaken anywhere in the world.