The Cocoa Household Income Study Methodology has been developed by the World Cocoa Foundation and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in collaboration with the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) and the Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa (SWISSCO) to measure cocoa household income and living income. This methodology is intended for all stakeholders in the cocoa sector interested in measuring and evaluating the living incomes of cocoa-producing households and/or implementing interventions or policies aimed at increasing incomes.

This document provides detailed guidance for measuring household incomes and collecting intervention data as well as instructions on designing living income studies in terms of sample selection and analysis.