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A manual for planning and implementing the living standards measurement study survey


This manual provides practical information on how to implement an LSMS-style survey from the planning stages through implementation in the field. Topics addressed include survey budgets and work plans, questionnaire formatting and development, sample design, field operations, data management and dissemination, and ideas for spurring data analysis. The extensive set of quality controls used in LSMS surveys is explained in detail, as is the process of adapting the LSMS methodology to each country's individual objectives and constraints.


  • Margaret Grosh
  • Juan Muñoz

Issued on

Apr, 1996