NO: 054/SP/HM/BKPUK/VI/2022

For First Time, BRIN to Conduct Demographic and Health Survey of Indonesia 2022

The five-yearly Indonesian Demographic and Health Survey (IDHS)will be held again. This time, the IDHS is organized by the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) through the Deputy for Policy Research and Innovation, in collaboration with the National Population and Family Planning Agency (BKKBN), and the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS). The 2022 IDHS activities begin with the 2022 IDHS Kick off at the BJ Habibie Building, Jakarta, on 16 June 2022. The IDHS series in the form of pilot surveys is planned to start in July.


Jakarta, 15 June 2022. Head of BRIN, Laksana Tri Handoko said that the 2022 IDHS is the 9th demographic and health survey, since it was first conducted in 1987. Thus far, this activity was organized by BPS and BKKBN. In 2022, for the first time the IDHS is to be carried out by BRIN with various survey innovations or survey updates.

The three innovations in question are (1) the use of Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) to replace the Paper-Assisted Personal Interviewing (PAPI) which are expected to boost the efficiency and accountability of survey implementation; (2) involving students and other academics from universities in 34 provinces to become interviewers; and (3) involving BRIN Researchers as Field Coordinators and the Analysis Team to identify demographic and health conditions in the society and produce in-depth and comprehensive analysis. “The presence of these students and other academics is expected to improve the quality of Indonesia’s population and health data,” said Handoko.

The IDHS is geared toward meeting the need for data that has international comparability. The IDHS data is used for formulating population and health policies, programs. “The data from IDHS will be used by Bappenas to develop indicators for the National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN), the National Long-Term Development Plan (RPJPN), and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to population,” explained Handoko.

Deputy for Policy Research and Innovation, Boediastoeti Ontowirjo said, in fulfilling the Global Statistical Business Process Model, the 2022 IDHS has taken the stage of data planning which includes identifying data needs and developing a survey design with a methodology that is expected to produce Demographic and Health Indicators at the national and provincial levels and refers to the Demographic Health Survey Program for international comparison.

“The 2022 IDHS data will be collected in 34 provinces, with a sample of 2,080 Census Blocks covering urban and rural areas with the target respondents consisting of women of reproductive age, married men, and young men. The sample framework for the 2022 IDHS uses the Master Sample of Census Block from the results of the Long Form 2020 Population Census (SPLF2020),” he said.

“Through a collaborative network with the Directorate General of Higher Education, Research and Technology, we have prepared 1,512 students and academics. They come from 34 selected universities in 34 provinces who will act as interviewers in the 2022 IDHS,” he concluded.

For information, three universities cooperate in conducting pilot surveys in three locations, they are Lambung Mangkurat University, Padjadjaran University and Diponegoro University. The trial for the 2022 IDHS is scheduled from 4 July to 4 August 2022 in three provinces, i.e West Java, Central Java, and South Kalimantan. A field officer training is to be organized in September 2022 to support the implementation of the 2022 IDHS in 34 provinces. Subsequently, the 2022 IDHS data will be collected from October to December 2022, and at the end of December 2022, the 2022 IDHS Implementation Report will be prepared. The stages of processing, data analysis up to preparation of the 2022 IDHS Report will be carried out in 2023 together with fellow BRIN researchers and academics.