Talip Kilic

Senior Economist

Talip Kilic is a Senior Economist at the World Bank Development Data Group; a member the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) team; and a core team member for the World Development Report 2021 on Data for Better Lives. His research focuses on poverty, agriculture, and gender in low- and middle-income countries, as well as survey methodology to improve the quality, timeliness and policy-relevance of household and farm surveys. In the latter line of work, objective measurement, including through sensor deployment; research on policy implications of non-classical measurement error in survey data; and integration with geospatial, census, administrative and mobile data are of interest to him. As an expert in complex household survey design, implementation and analysis, Talip is the Team Leader for the LSMS Programs on Innovations in Data, and Gender and Human Capital; leads the LSMS+ Initiative on improving the availability and quality of individual- and sex-disaggregated survey data; and serves in an advisory role for the LSMS-Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA)-supported surveys in Malawi and Uganda as well as the USAID-financed Feed the Future Surveys that are integrated into the LSMS-ISA-supported surveys in Guatemala, Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania. He is originally from Istanbul, Turkey, and have 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