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The Hunt for the Elusive Big Five

Personality traits such as Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism—also known as the Big Five—are often emphasized to be equally important for many socioeconomic outcomes. Can these be accurately measured and interpreted?Read More

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

Events

C4D2 Training

Measuring Income and Wealth Through Household Surveys

The Center for Development Data (C4D2) conducted its third training on Measuring Income and Wealth Through Household Surveys for Welfare Monitoring , from December 10 to 14, 2018. Participants included staff from the Eastern Africa Statistical Training Center, the École Nationale Supérieure de... Read more
Workshop

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. These workshops are funded by the... Read more
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

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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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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