This manual provides a comprehensive review of sampling frames, including types of frame. Particular attention is given to the issues related to area frames, their construction and use. Characteristics of good frames are described. In addition, the manual provides technical information and guidance on the design of household sample surveys, with numerous illustrative examples. Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Basic concepts and definitions -- Chapter 3. Designs for integrated household survey programmes -- Chapter 4. Sampling frames -- Chapter 5. Master samples -- Chapter 6. Summary and conclusions -- Annex 1. Case-studies -- Annex 2. Bibliography.