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Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS)

The Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) is a household survey program focused on generating high-quality data, improving survey methods, and building capacity. Read more

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Featured Publications

LSMS Guidebook

Spectral Soil Analysis and Household Surveys

This Guidebook is intended to be a reference for survey practitioners looking for guidance on integrating soil health testing in household and farm surveys. The role of soil in agrarian societies is...
Book

Agriculture in Africa: Telling Myths from Facts

Stylized facts set agendas and shape debates. In rapidly changing and data scarce environments, they also risk being ill-informed, outdated and misleading. So, following higher food prices since the...

Blogs

Malawi Data Now Available

The Malawi National Statistical Office (NSO), in collaboration with the World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS), disseminated the findings from the Fourth Integrated Household Survey 2016/17 (IHS4), and the Integrated Household Panel Survey 2016 (IHPS), on November 22, 2017 in... Read More

The Dirty Truth: Measuring Soil Health

The importance of soil health in agrarian societies is indisputable – soil health has a direct relationship with agricultural productivity and sustainability. Yet, its highly complex nature renders it much more challenging to measure than other agricultural inputs, such as fertilizers or pesticides... Read More

Events

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
Workshop

Measuring Violent Conflict in Micro-Level Surveys

The Development Data Group Survey Unit (DECSU) and the Fragile, Conflict and Violence CCSA are jointly sponsoring a series of workshops on how to collect and analyze information on conflict and violence using household surveys for staff members of national statistical organizations (NSOs). The... 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

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