Talip Kilic

Senior Economist

Talip Kilic is a Senior Economist at the World Bank Development Data Group, and is based at the World Bank Center for Development Data (C4D2) in Rome, Italy. As a member of the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) Team, he is an expert in complex household survey design, implementation and analysis; is the LSMS Survey Methods Team Leader; and serves in an advisory role for the LSMS-Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) program activities in Malawi and Uganda as well as the USAID-supported Feed the Future Surveys that are piggybacked onto the LSMS-ISA-supported surveys in U.S. Government priority countries. His research focuses on poverty, agriculture, and gender in low- and middle-income countries, and methodological field experiments on household survey data collection, with the overall aim of validating scalable, objective approaches to measuring key development outcomes in household and farm surveys. Talip has a PhD in Economics from the 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
  • Gender
  • Food Security
  • Poverty
  • Inequality and Shared Prosperity