Talip Kilic is a Senior Economist with the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) team in the Development Research Group of the World Bank. His current research interests include poverty, nutrition, agricultural development, intra-household decision making and methodological studies on household survey data collection. As a member of the LSMS team, he is an expert in the design, implementation and analysis of household surveys, and oversees the LSMS-Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) project activities in Malawi and Uganda. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from The American University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations from Knox College.
The Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) and the Living Standards Measurement Study-Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) were established by the Development Research Group to explore ways of improving the type and quality of household data collected by statistical offices in developing countries. The goal is to foster increased use of household data as a basis for policy decisionmaking.