Human Security Survey Eastern Lakes State South Sudan — April 2017
The Human Security Survey (HSS) is a methodology developed by PAX to collect data and facilitate dialogue about civilians’ experiences and perceptions in situations of conflict. The purpose is to increase the understanding of local security dynamics and trends; enhance the ‘claim-making capacity’ of civilians to identify their priorities and hold security providers and decision-makers accountable; and enable international stakeholders to design and implement protection activities that reflect local priorities and experiences using evidence-based advocacy. PAX implements all aspects of the HSS in South Sudan in close collaboration with its local partner, the South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms (SSANSA).
The survey in Eastern Lakes took place over 3 weeks in April 2017 where 538 surveys were
collected across the state’s three counties. Surveyed areas were selected in cooperation with the local partner on the basis of geographical and security-related access. Within the area clusters, households and individual respondents were selected using an approximately random procedure to allow for some generalizability.