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Additional information to Institutions interested in participating in GGP2020

If your country is interested in participating in the GGP and fielding our survey, the first step is to contact our Coordination Team. Below is some further information about the steps involved to join our programme.

  1. Forming a national team:

    Although a single institution may field the Generations and Gender Survey in their country, we strongly recommend to form a broad national consortium including key stakeholders involved in population studies, statistics and relevant ministries.

  2. Signing a Letter of Intent:

    To ensure close collaboration with the GGP programme, prospective national teams are asked to sign a Letter of Intent to Field a Generations and Gender Survey. This helps us plan our work and is a crucial first step to realizing GGP data collection in a country.

  3. Building your political and scientific case to secure funding:

    It is the responsibility of national teams to identify possible sources of national and regional funding. However, the GGP Coordination Team can provide support in the preparation and submission of your funding application including building the political and scientific case.

  4. Planning your fieldwork:

    The GGP staff works closely with national teams to plan and execute the fieldwork using the best software and survey tools. Assistance is also provided to help with the translation, harmonization and documentation processes.  

  5. Documenting and communicating the results of the fieldwork and data analysis:

    In addition to fieldwork activities, national teams are encouraged to plan in advance and budget other activities related to documentation and communication in order to raise awareness of the survey, and disseminate its findings. The GGP supports national teams to develop such engagement and dissemination activities as part of their overall plan to participate in the GGP.





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1. What is the required Sample Size for the GGS?

For countries covering the population 18-49, the minimum net sample size is 5,000. For those covering the population 18-79, the minimum net sample size is 10,000.

2. Can we field the survey online?

The GGP is currently developing protocols for collecting the data online as it is something that we aim to facilitate in the near future. Please contact the GGP at ggp@nidi.nl for the latest information.

3. Can we add extra questions and modules?

Yes, extra questions and modules can be added in consultation with the GGP Coordination Team at NIDI.

4. How much does fieldwork cost?

Fieldwork costs vary dramatically from country to country. The GGP has several measures in place to try and control costs and this is central to its design. For fieldwork cost estimates for your country, please contact us at ggp@nidi.nl. There is a fixed cost for fieldwork support from the GGP of €20,000 per country per wave. This cost covers the development and deployment of the questionnaire and all licencing costs.

5. How many waves do we have to commit to?

The GGP is designed to be conducted over at least 3 waves, 3 years apart. Fieldwork can begin with commitments for only one wave, but we encourage national teams to include costs for panel maintenance within the first wave budgets.

6. Who owns the data once it is collected?

The national team retain ownership of the data in perpetuity. The GGP Central Coordination Team facilitates archiving, harmonization and dissemination to the research community.


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