The Work, Attitudes, and Spending (WAS) project aims to improve the outcome for all household members in poor countries, by understanding the problems so that campaigners and politicians can solve them.
Child nutrition is a major concern in many poor countries, and surveys such as WAS may help governments and Non-Governmental Organisations to improve child well-being. For example, the 2004 WAS Kenya survey includes data on children's heights, which may help researchers identify which children are most in need of help. More >
Anyone can use WAS data: academics, campaigners, and governments. It's free. You can cite this website as the source; or, the same WAS data are available as SN:3290, at the UK Data Archive. Already, some academic papers have been published, which are based (partly or wholly) on WAS data - please see Publications Using WAS Data. A common theme among such papers is the beneficial effects of education on human behaviour.
WAS surveys are commissioned on a not-for-profit basis.