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The Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS)

The World Bank's flagship household survey program since 1980.

Our programs

The LSMS strives to keep its programs aligned with the shifting global needs in policy and analytical priorities, as well as the latest advances in technology and survey methodology.

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PROGRAM

LSMS+

Enhancing the availability and quality of individual-disaggregated survey data on key dimensions of men’s and women’s economic opportunities and welfare.

HIGH-FREQUENCY PHONE SURVEYS

High-frequency Phone Surveys on COVID-19

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.

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LSMS Data Catalog

LSMS data are publicly available and open access: explore the full datasets in the World Bank’s Microdata Catalog
NSO SURVEY

Survey of National Statistical Offices (NSOs) during COVID-19

A global online survey to assess the impact of the coronavirus crisis on statistical offices and to identify needs for financial and technical support.

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COVID-19 phone surveys: new harmonized datafiles and variables available

To facilitate the use of the data collected through High-Frequency Phone Surveys on COVID-19, LSMS is creating harmonized datafiles for all LSMS-supported countries.

Contact Us

The World Bank's Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS)
1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433
lsms@worldbank.org
Center for Development Data (C4D2)
Via Labicana 110 Rome 00184, Italy
c4d2@worldbank.org