The National Surveys methodology is a credible and globally accepted process of collecting and analysing financial inclusion data. National Surveys methodology uses a sampling procedure that ensures minimum acceptable levels for national, urban/rural and regional reliable estimates with acceptable margins of error. A multi-stage sampling methodology is applied, which entails selection of enumeration areas (EAs) – from recent census or population estimates using probability proportional to size, followed by the selection of households and the selection of one adult in the selected household using a Kish Grid.
The Financial Diaries in India started on 2013/02 and ended on 2013/06. The currency for this country is in Indian Rupee (₹). The number of households interviewed was 86 , with 376 individual members. The survey was conducted in the Varanasi and outskirts, Uttar Pradesh province region. Please note that the Financial Diaries are not a nationally representative dataset.