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Survey Methods

The LSMS team has a longstanding emphasis on conducting methodological experiments toward improving the quality and efficiency of household survey data collection.

In recognition of the LSMS team's experience in the field, the UK Department for International Development provided the team with a grant to conduct methodological validation work in the area of agricultural productivity.

The team is also conducting a series of methodological experiments in other key topic areas such as income, consumption, and subjective welfare.

Methodological Experiments on Agricultural Data Collection

Methodological Experiments on Non-Agricultural Data Collection

Publications

Paper

Mapping the World Population One Building at A Time

High resolution datasets of population density which accurately map sparsely-distributed human populations do not exist at a global scale. Typically, population data is obtained using censuses and...

News

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