About LSMS

The Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) is a household survey program by the World Bank's Development Data Group that provides technical assistance to national statistical offices (NSOs) in the design and implementation of multi-topic household surveys.

Since its inception in the early 1980s, the LSMS program has worked with dozens of statistics offices around the world: generating high-quality data, incorporating innovative technologies and improved survey methodologies, and building technical capacity. The LSMS team also provides technical support across the World Bank in the design and implementation of household surveys and in the measurement and monitoring of poverty.



U.S. Office

The World Bank's Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS)
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433

Italy Office

Center for Development Data (C4D2)
Via Labicana 110
Rome 00184, Italy