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Steps to join

If your institution is interested in participating in GGP2020 and fielding the Generations & Gender Survey (GGS) in your country, the initial step is to contact our Central Organisation Team. Below we list further steps to get involved in the Generations & Gender Programme (GGP).

  1. Forming a national team:

    Although a single institution may field the GGS in its 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, prospective national teams are asked to sign a Letter of Intent to Field a Generations & Gender Survey. This helps us plan our work and is a crucial step to realising GGS 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 Central Hub can provide support in the preparation and submission of your funding application including building the political and scientific case.

  4. Planning your fieldwork:

    The staff at the Central Hub 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, harmonisation 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 Central Hub supports national teams to develop such engagement and dissemination activities as part of their overall plan to participate in the GGP.


1. Where can I find more information on the methodology and documentation of the GGS?

For more information on the new round of GGS data collection, please visit the methodology section on this website. Here you will also find information on other GGP projects.

2. What is the required sample size for the GGS?

For countries covering the population aged 18-59, the minimum net sample size is 5,000. For those covering the population aged 18-79, the minimum net sample size is 10,000.

3. Can we field the survey online?

The GGP aims to facilitate online data collection in the near future and  is currently developing protocols to guide this process. Please contact the Central Hub at ggp@nidi.nl for the latest information.

4. Can we add extra questions and modules?

Yes, extra questions and modules can be added in consultation with the Central Hub.

5. 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 the Central Hub 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 licensing costs.

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

The GGS 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.

7. Who owns the data once it is collected?

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

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