Meso-Level Database Coverage and Insights Village Dynamics in South Asia uri icon


  • Background: The meso-level dataset for India andBangladesh contains data pertaining to the performance,structure and dynamics of agricultural economy atcountry level and its disaggregation at state/region,district, and sub-district level.The dataset maintained by ICRISAT and updated underthe Village Dynamics in South Asia (VDSA) Projectprovides a comprehensive one-stop shop for data relatedto key agricultural and socioeconomic variables that arerelevant for hypotheses testing, identification of regions/districts for priority setting, and targeted poverty alleviationdevelopment initiatives. The meso-data thus acts as a linkbetween the country/state/district level macro/meso-dataand household-level micro data (see Figure 1)

publication date

  • 2012