The Integrated Household Living Conditions Assessment (IHLCA) survey is a nationwide survey in which data are collected from more than 18,000 households to determine poverty levels, household living conditions and Millennium Development Goals (MDG) indicators for Myanmar. The survey is initially a joint project between UNDP and the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development in Myanmar. It was later joined by UNICEF and Sida in IHLCA II.
The first IHLCA survey was conducted in 2004-2005 and provided important poverty estimates for Myanmar. The second IHLCA was conducted during 2009-2010. The IHLCA II survey probes more deeply into untapped areas of development data, providing gender-related MDG indicators. UNDP cooperated with UNICEF and Statistics Sweden who provided technical assistance on the survey tools, survey design and analysis.
IHLCA II provides an opportunity to inform and strengthen poverty reduction efforts of the government, UNDP and other UN agencies as well as INGOs/NGOs and other stakeholders.