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Transforming Food Systems in Africa: Resilience through Agricultural Data

VIRTUAL SEMINAR

Discussions will reflect on the outcomes and recommendations of the Food Systems Summit and look at factors that could be useful for African governments as they try to build healthier, more sustainable, and equitable food systems, such as infrastructure (storage, roads for transport), policy, markets and investment.

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A lot would take the shot: COVID-19 vaccine acceptance in six Sub-Saharan African countries

BLOG POST

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.

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The 18th International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy features the LSMS-ISA survey and research activities

CONFERENCE

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.

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Gero Carletto delivers keynote speech at the EAAE Congress

VIRTUAL CONGRESS

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.

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

CROSS-COUNTRY BRIEF

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...

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Agriculture as a buffer in COVID-19 crisis: Evidence from five Sub-Saharan African countries

CROSS-COUNTRY BRIEF

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.

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Shining a brighter light: Data-driven evidence on adoption and diffusion of agriculture innovations in Ethiopia

VIRTUAL SEMINAR

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.

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The impact of COVID-19 on National Statistical Offices and the Future of Official Statistics

ONLINE LEARNING EVENT

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.

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COVID-19: assessment of the mode effect on official statistics

ONLINE LEARNING EVENT

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.

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Key findings from the 2018/19 Ethiopia Socioeconomic Survey

LSMS-ISA

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).

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Malawi’s Fifth Integrated Household Survey 2019-2020 and Integrated Household Panel Survey 2019: Data and documentation now available

LSMS-ISA

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.

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Capturing the impact of the pandemic in Burkina Faso: results from the third round of the high-frequency phone survey

COVID-19 PHONE SURVEYS

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.

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Uganda High-Frequency Phone Survey on COVID-19: Results from round 2

COVID-19 PHONE SURVEYS

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.

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Labour market impacts of COVID-19 in four African countries using phone survey

Online learning event

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.

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LSMS supported the National Household Forest Survey in Liberia

Forestry

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.

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

Workshop

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.

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Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19 in Four African Countries: Watch the Event Recording

Online learning event

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.

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Tracking the socioeconomic impacts of the pandemic in Nigeria: Results from the first three rounds of the Nigeria COVID-19 National Longitudinal Phone Survey

COVID-19 Phone Surveys

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).

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

COVID-19 Phone Surveys

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

COVID-19 Phone Surveys

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

Online event

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

REPORT

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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The Disability Guidebook is out

LSMS Guidebooks

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

TRAINING EVENT

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

PARTNERSHIP

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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Labor market impacts of COVID-19 in four African countries

COVID-19 PHONE SURVEYS

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.