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The Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS)

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

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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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CROSS-COUNTRY BRIEF

Food security in the face of COVID-19: Evidence from Africa

Food security has been a significant concern for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), even before the onslaught of challenges brought about by COVID-19. As the pandemic started spreading to the region, one concern has been that of ...

Technical guidance note

Ensuring continuity in survey operations while mitigating risk of COVID-19

The Task Force on COVID-19 and Household Surveys has released new guidance on what to consider when planning to implement a face-to-face survey, partially or fully, during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

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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

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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