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Publications

Brief

Measuring Food Consumption in Household Surveys

How much did you eat yesterday? And how much did you spend? On what food products exactly? And what about last week? These types of questions can be very hard for anyone to answer, yet most analyses...

News

New Cross-Country Research Reveals (Persisting) Gender Differences in Off-Farm Employment Outcomes in Africa

The ability of people to enter jobs outside their own farm-household is extremely important for economic development and poverty reduction. In Sub-Saharan Africa, households derive a significant share of their total household income from off-farm employment. This stylized fact has been demonstrated for years, and many development programs focus on creating off-farm jobs. However, not all jobs are equally beneficial. Women are disadvantaged in accessing off-farm employment, and especially in accessing decent working conditions.Read More

LSMS at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly

The use of data for development has been a topic of much interest lately and was a key theme at different sessions surrounding the 73rd United Nations General Assembly , held in New York from September 18 to October 5, 2018. Two notable side events included the launch of the Data to End Hunger initiative and a high-level panel on Data to Improve People’s Lives—and the LSMS played a prominent role in both.Read More

Events

Workshop

Measuring Violent Conflict in Micro-Level Surveys - MENA

The Fragility, Conflict, and Violence Cross Cutting Solutions Area (FCV CCSA) and the Development Data Group Survey Unit (DECSU) held the second of three planned workshops on “Measuring Violent Conflict in Household Surveys” in Perugia, Italy on 10-14 September 2018.These workshops are funded by... Read more
Course

Survey Sampling for Project Managers

The objective of this module is to provide staff with a clear understanding of basics of sampling methodology for household surveys. The module will cover the basics sampling theory and key components of sample designs and their application. Upon completing the course, the participants should be... Read more
C4D2 Training

Survey Solutions and Geo-Referencing

The Center for Development Data (C4D2) conducted its second training on Survey Solutions and Geo-Referencing , from May 28 to June 1, 2018. Participants included staff from the Eastern Africa Statistical Training Center (Dar es Salaam), the École Nationale Supérieure De Statistique Et D'économie... Read more

Team

Gero Carletto

Lead Economist and LSMS Manager

Dean Mitchell Jolliffe

Lead Economist

Alberto Zezza

Senior Economist

Gbemisola Oseni

Senior Economist

Talip Kilic

Senior Economist

Contact us

U.S. Office

The World Bank's Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS)
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
Email: lsms@worldbank.org

Italy Office

Center for Development Data (C4D2)
Via Labicana 110
Rome 00184, Italy
Email: c4d2@worldbank.org

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