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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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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 women’s economic opportunities and welfare.

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.

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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

GUIDE

Measuring Individuals' Rights to Land: Cognitive Interviewing

This guide is intended to support cognitive interviewing in preparation for the implementation of the module on measuring land tenure at the individual level, for monitoring SDGs 1.4.2 and 5.a.1.

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.

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