Over the past decade, progress has been achieved in human and physical capital endowments and women’s economic rights. Yet large and persistent barriers in other domains like economic opportunities and assets remain and have been exacerbated by COVID-19. This event is an opportunity for a high-level yet engaging discussion on the value of gender data for policy reforms, programming, and monitoring progress/outcomes towards achieving gender equality.
In this session, panelists from LMIC-based NSOs and research institutions will present on the prevailing challenges with framing gender impacts in climate and environment crisis and disaster assessments (including COVID-19), identify gaps in measurement/data collection, and highlight promising solutions.
This webinar presented ongoing work on attitudes towards vaccines around the world, with a view of improving upcoming data collection efforts, on vaccine acceptance, demand, and access informing operations supporting the global vaccination efforts.
This blog highlights some key findings from a recent paper using cross-country comparable data from the LSMS-supported High-Frequency Phone Surveys on COVID-19 (HFPS) to study COVID-19 vaccine acceptance in six Sub-Saharan African countries.
Join us for the launch of the 50x2030 Seminar Series with a presentation of the findings of a new 50x2030 working paper
This blog highlights some key findings from a recent paper using cross-country comparable data from the LSMS-supported-High-Frequency Phone Surveys on COVID-19 (HFPS) to study COVID-19 vaccine acceptance in six Sub-Saharan African countries.
The 50x2030 Initiative invited experts and stakeholders with various data needs, tool development experience and research or policy aims to virtual Soil Sessions meetings from 2-4 November. The Soil Sessions aimed to identify priority research areas on soil health monitoring and innovative technologies that have the potential to transform the way soil data is collected in agricultural surveys.
The 18th International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy, organized by the Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA), took place from July 23-24, 2021. During the conference, the Central Statistics Agency and the LSMS team disseminated survey and research activities from LSMS-ISA project, to provide detailed content and implementation arrangements of the Ethiopia Socioeconomic Survey and the Ethiopia High-Frequency Phone Survey of Households.
The XVI EAAE Congress stimulates three days of interactions among scholars, businesses, policy makers and representatives from civil society which will improve farming and life in Europe and beyond. After its postponement due to the Covid-19 crisis, the Congress took place on 20-23 July, 2021.
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 its possible impacts on food security...
Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have not been spared from the negative impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Articulating a policy response to the impact of COVID-19 requires understanding how and which households have been impacted and if households may have been able to rely on or move into specific activities that may act as a buffer in crises.
How can we measure the impact of agricultural research and innovations in a world that is rapidly changing and facing climate-related challenges? A recent webinar on “Shining a brighter light: Data-driven evidence on adoption and diffusion of agriculture innovations in Ethiopia” organized by the CGIAR in coordination with The World Bank in January 2021, discussed these key issues.
In this webinar, Francesca Perucci from UNSD and Gero Carletto, Manager of Data Production and Methods in DECDG, presented the results from the three rounds of the survey of NSOs during COVID-19 jointly conducted by the World Bank and the United National Statistical Division.
This webinar assessed the impact of data collection mode on official statistics and the current methodologies NSOs are using to distinguish the mode effect from the pandemic effect.
The Central Statistical Agency (CSA) of Ethiopia, in collaboration with the LSMS team, have released the results from the fourth wave (2018–19) of the Ethiopia Socioeconomic Survey (ESS).
The National Statistical Office of Malawi, in collaboration with the LSMS, recently disseminated the findings from the Fifth Integrated Household Survey 2019/20 and the Integrated Household Panel Survey 2019.
This article presents selected results on employment and income, agriculture and social protection of the third round of BFA COVID-19 HFPS. Data collection took place between September 12 and October 21, 2020.
The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), in collaboration with the LSMS program and the Poverty and Equity Global Practice, disseminated the microdata, survey report and tabulations from the second round of the Uganda High-Frequency Phone Survey on COVID-19 (UHFPS) on November 2, 2020.
This webinar provides an overview of the labor market impacts of the pandemic among individuals in Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda. The analysis is based on the data from the first wave of World Bank-supported phone surveys, conducted during the period of May-June 2020.
The main findings from the Liberia NHFS are collected in the report People and Forest Interface: Contribution of Liberia’s Forests to Household Incomes, Subsistence, and Resilience.
28-29 November 2018, Rome - The 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.
This webinar provides an overview of the socioeconomic impacts of the pandemic among individuals and households in Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda. Watch the event recording here.
To monitor the socioeconomic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), with support from the World Bank, is conducting the Nigerian COVID-19 National Longitudinal Phone Survey (COVID-19 NLPS).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The first wave of empirical results from rapid phone surveys in Sub Saharan Africa (Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda) confirm the devastating labor market impacts of the pandemic. But they also show that the jobs impacts are heterogeneous, with particularly severe impacts on the urban informal economy.