Alternative Methods to Produce Poverty Estimates: When Household Consumption Data Are Not Available (Part II)

In Part I of this blog, the authors discuss the question of how to monitor progress in reducing poverty when the poorest countries of the world are more likely to be missing data for poverty comparisons over time. Drawing from the paper, in this second part of the blog they offer a typology of missing data for poverty comparisons and describe the corresponding candidate imputation approaches for addressing the missing data problem.Read More

Training for Malawi’s 2019/20 Surveys Has Commenced!

Training for Malawi’s Fifth Integrated Household Survey (IHS5) 2019/20 and the Integrated Household Panel Survey (IHPS) 2019 has commenced! The Malawi National Statistical Office (NSO), in collaboration with the World Bank's Living Standards Measurement Study, will field the IHS5 from April 2019 to April 2020.Read More

Mali Data Now Available

The data from the Enquête Agricole de Conjoncture Intégrée aux Conditions de Vie des Ménages 2017 (EAC-I 2017) are now available for downloading free of charge.Read More

Shelter from the Storm? Household-Level Impacts of, and Responses to, the 2015 Floods in Malawi

In January 2015, severe flooding in Malawi affected over a million families, displacing 230,000 and killing over 100 people. A team of researchers from the World Bank and LEAD Analytics, Inc., in collaboration with the National Statistical Office (NSO), subsequently leveraged the existing longitudinal household survey infrastructure in Malawi to study the micro-level impacts of exposure to flooding on agricultural and food consumption outcomes.Read More

Measuring Violent Conflict in Household Surveys - SSA

The Fragility, Conflict, and Violence Cross Cutting Solutions Area (FCV CCSA) and the Development Data Group Survey Unit (DECSU) held the third of three planned workshops on “Measuring Violent Conflict in Household Surveys” in Perugia, Italy on 26-30 November 2018.Read More

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