The Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) is the World Bank's flagship household survey program focused on strengthening household survey systems in client countries and on improving the quality of microdata to better inform development policies. The LSMS team is housed in the Data Production and Methods Unit of the World Bank’s Development Data Group.
Advancing Gender Equality through Household Surveys: LSMS+
Every single data point has a human story. With support from the LSMS+ Program, countries as Cambodia are implementing a new generation of household surveys with improved methods to capture key dimensions of men’s and ...
High-Frequency Phone Surveys
LSMS is supporting high-frequency phone surveys in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda to track responses to and socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 and economic shocks.
LSMS Data Catalog
Access Our Data
LSMS data are publicly available and open access: explore the full datasets in the World Bank’s Microdata Catalog
LSMS-ISA: 15 years of impact in development
The LSMS-ISA is a unique system of longitudinal surveys designed to improved the understanding of livelihoods, welfare and smallholder agriculture in Africa. ...
Insights from LSMS+: Women lag behind in asset ownership and are burdened with ...
The LSMS+ survey data reveals economic roles and choices of men and women in four countries: Cambodia, Ethiopia, Malawi and Tanzania. Our experts particularly look at gender differences in owning land, asset and rights, ...
National Panel Survey - Tanzania: Data on living standards (2008/09 to 2020/21)
The data tracks Tanzania’s progress towards its national and international development agenda, which helps understanding poverty dynamics.
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