Talip Kilic

Talip Kilic

Senior Program Manager, Development Data Group

Talip Kilic is the Senior Program Manager for the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS), the World Bank’s flagship household survey program housed at the Development Data Group. He was also a core team member for the World Development Report 2021: Data for Better Lives.

In his managerial role, Talip oversees the extensive LSMS portfolio of  face-to-face and phone survey data production; methodological and policy research; and capacity development activities. As a researcher, he focuses on poverty, agriculture, labor, and gender in low- and middle-income countries, as well as survey methodology and data integration to improve the quality, timeliness, and policy-relevance of household and farm surveys.

Talip is originally from Istanbul, Turkey, and have a Ph.D. in Economics from American University in Washington, DC, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations from Knox College in Galesburg, IL.

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    Living Standards Measurement Study

    The Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) and the Living Standards Measurement Study-Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) were established 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.
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    PBS Documentary: The Crowd & The Cloud

    (Every data point has a human story).
    Citizens4Earth follows Talip Kilic from the World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Study program as he travels to far-flung rural communities in central and southwestern Uganda, along with the survey teams for the Uganda National Panel Survey (UNPS).
Tel : +1 202 458 5892

  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Data and/or Statistics
  • Food Security
  • Gender
  • Poverty