Partnership for Capacity Development in Household Surveys for Welfare Analysis


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Governments, academics, civil-society organizations, and development partners recognize that high-quality data will be critical for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In low- and middle-income countries, household surveys are often the primary source of socio-economic data used by decision makers to make informed decisions and monitor national development plans and the SDGs. However, household surveys continue to suffer from low quality and limited cross-country comparability, and many countries lack the necessary resources and know-how to develop and maintain sustainable household survey systems. The Bank of Italy and the World Bank’s Center for Development Data (C4D2), supported by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation along with other Italian and African institutions, are working to address some of these issues via a new global partnership that supports institutional and capacity development in household surveys.