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study on the impact of "Operation Murambatsvina/Restore Order"
in 26 wards of Harare high density housing areas
Harare Residents Association (CHRA) & Action Aid International
July 22, 2005
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The Harare Operation Murambatsvina Survey represents a unique
opportunity to gain insights into the impact of Operation Murambatsvina
on communities and households where the Operation was executed since
18 May 2005. This report attempts to give a factual account of the
impact Operation Murambatsvina/Restore Order. This is done through
analysis of the impact at both household level and community level.
questionnaire was used in the collection of data from 14,137 respondents
distributed in 26 affected high density suburbs. The quantitative
household survey was designed to collect the following types of
information from the interviewed households: 1) household demographics,
2) Livelihood activities affected by the operation, 3) household
impact, 4) current coping mechanisms being employed by the communities
in response to the operation, 5) assistance communities are currently
receiving 6) assistance currently being offered and assistance perceived
as required by the communities.
team leaders for each ward were trained on the administration of
the questionnaire and sampling procedures. Thereafter, a further
9 researchers were trained by the trained by the team leaders at
ward level. Therefore, 260 researchers collected this information
over a two day period. At least 500 homesteads were visited during
the course of the study. This represents a third of households per
ward. Data collected was entered stored and exported into Statistical
Package for Social Science (SPSS) Version 13. Subsequently, analysis
was done to generate frequencies, descriptive and derived variables.
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