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Living Standards Measurement Study

The Center for Development Data (C4D2)

Partnering for results

The LSMS-led Center for Development Data (C4D2) is a Rome-based hub for fostering methodological innovation and strengthening capacity in household surveys in low- and middle-income countries.

The Center’s mission is to facilitate the production of high-quality, timely, relevant microdata for evidence-based policymaking and investment decisions to achieve poverty reduction, food security, and growth. The Center achieves its mission through strategic partnerships and tactical fundraising, facilitated by geographic proximity to its clients and development partners. C4D2 spearheads a rigorous program of methodological research to increase the accuracy and cost-effectiveness of household and other types of survey data for sustainable development.

C4D2 also hosts the Program Management Team of the 50x2030 Initiative.


C4D2 Partners

C4D2 Training Initiative

The C4D2-Training initiative organizes training courses and thematic workshops to provide statisticians in developing countries with specialized training in the collection, analysis, and use of household surveys and other microdata.

Center for Development Data (C4D2)
Via Labicana 110 Rome 00184, Italy