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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 In rapidly changing and data scarce environments, they also risk being ill-informed, outdated and misleading.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...
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...

Blogs

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

What Do We Measure When We Measure Food Consumption?

A key theme of this blog is measurement. As Jed argued in an early post on the subject, “one of the most fundamental welfare constructs in economics” is consumption and “accurate consumption measurement has been a long standing challenge for applied work”. A recently published special issue of Food... 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
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
C4D2 Training

Designing Household Surveys to Measure Poverty

The Center for Development Data (C4D2) conducted its first training on Designing Household Surveys to Measure Poverty , from November 27 to December 1, 2017. Participants included lecturers from regional statistics training institutions from Africa, namely the Eastern African Statistical Training... 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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