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Uganda High-Frequency Phone Survey on COVID-19: Results from round 1

The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), in collaboration with the World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) program and the Poverty and Equity Global Practice, disseminated the microdata and results from the first round of the Uganda High-Frequency Phone Survey on COVID-19 (UHFPS) on August 18, 2020.

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High-frequency monitoring of COVID-19 impacts: first results from Malawi

The Malawi National Statistical Office (NSO), in collaboration with the World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) program and the Poverty and Equity Global Practice, disseminated the data and survey report tied to the first round of the High-Frequency Phone Survey on COVID-19 (HFPS COVID-19) on August 7, 2020.

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Online Talks: Bridging research and policy responses to COVID-19

Two online talks on bridging research and policy responses to COVID-19 will bring together academics and policymakers to synthetize responses on the future of the value chain, food security, women, youth and vulnerable groups in the post-coronavirus era.

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Nigeria releases new report on poverty and inequality in country

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) recently released the “2019 Poverty and Inequality in Nigeria” report, which highlights that 40 percent of the total population, or almost 83 million people, live below the country’s poverty line of 137,430 naira ($381.75) per year.

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C4D2 training in Uganda strengthens capacity in measuring consumption through household surveys

A five-day training on “Measuring Consumption through Household Surveys” took place at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, in collaboration with the Center for Development Data of the World Bank.  

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World Bank helps facilitate Italian-Moroccan partnership in official statistics production

The Haut Commissariat au Plan (HCP) of Morocco and the Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) signed on January 8th in Rabat a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at consolidating bilateral cooperation between the two institutions in the field of statistics.

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The Disability Guidebook is out

Developed by the LSMS team together with the World Bank’s Social Development Global Practice, the guidebook offers guidance and a set of practical recommendations to survey practitioners on how to collect high-quality individual-level data on disabilities in household surveys.

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Measuring Learning through the Lifecycle in Multi-Topic National Household Surveys: Options for low-income countries

Workshop, 3-4 February 2020, Washington D.C.

Experts on learning assessments and from major international survey programs gathered at the World Bank’s Headquarters in Washington DC to discuss challenges and opportunities to address gaps in the availability of learning data in low- and middle-income countries.

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Improving the Availability and Quality of Individual-Level Data on Women and Youth

Workshop, 28-29 November 2018, Rome

The Improving the Availability and Quality of Individual-Level Data on Women and Youth in Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) Surveys workshop brought together experts and institutions active in different domains of relevance to the women and youth employment policy and research agendas, to discuss priority areas identified by the project team and how the project can approach them for maximum impact.