Survey of micro, small and medium enterprises experience of urban flooding, water supply disruption and hydroelectric load shedding during the 2015-2016 El Niño

Dataset of 195 surveys with micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in sub-Saharan Africa that explore their their experiences of urban flooding (Nairobi, Kenya, n=60), water supply disruption (Gaborone, Botswana, n=57) and disruption to electricity supplies from hydroelectric load shedding (Lusaka, Zambia, n=78) during the 2015/2016 El Niño.

The surveys were conducted in August 2016 in Lusaka, in September 2016 in Nairobi, and in November 2016 in Gaborone.

This data is NERC-funded but not held by the EIDC. This data is archived in the UK Data Service.

Publication date: 2019-11-26

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Where/When

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Temporal extent
2015-01-01    to    2016-12-31

Provenance & quality

The survey administered to micro, small and medium enterprises had quantitative and qualitative components, structured through a range of open and closed questions, as well as both quantitative and qualitative elements. It was designed to allow quantification, while prioritising depth and detail. The approach retained sufficient flexibility to permit the emergence of unanticipated findings and it was intended to allow research informants to construct a meaningful characterization of their experience of El Niño associated disruption and its challenges for their business.

Correspondence/contact details

Conway, D.
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
 d.conway@lse.ac.uk

Authors

Conway, D.
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Gannon, K.E.
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Siderius, C.
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Pardoe, J.
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Batisani, N.
Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation
Ndiyoi, M.
University of Barotseland
Olago, D.
University of Nairobi
Opere, A.
University of Nairobi Unspecified
Odada, E.
University of Nairobi

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Additional metadata

Topic categories
Economy
Keywords
floods,  small businesses,  water supply
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council
Last updated
26 November 2019 14:25