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Rural Income Generating Activities (RIGA)

Rural income generating activities (RIGA) promotes the understanding of the role of economic activities that rural households are involved in for poverty reduction and development. It provides a database on sources of income, with 32 surveys covering 18 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America; and research papers investigating key policy research issues based on the RIGA data. RIGA has developed a comprehensive methodology to produce comparable cross-country income aggregates and household characteristic variables, using multi-topic household surveys such as Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) surveys from developing countries.