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Living Standards Measurement Study: When Data Collection is Intrepid

LSMS-ISA: Man surveyed in Tanzania

For two to three weeks at a time, Kathleen Beegle disappears into the wide open spaces of rural Africa. She often lands in a plane on a dirt runway, rents a pick-up truck and drives with a colleague for four to six hours to her destinations.
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"Presumed Poorer Until Proven Net-Seller: Who Wins and Who Loses from High Food Prices" by Gero Carletto

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Household Surveys and Stata:
Maputo, Mozambique, October 8-10, 2012

LSMS-ISA: CMAAE October 2012, Maputo, Mozambique

The LSMS-ISA and CMAAE teams welcomed a new cohort of participants to the second workshop series conducted jointly by the LSMS-ISA and CMAAE programs. The workshop focused on a general introduction to multi-topic household surveys, and also introduced participants to the basics of economic analysis using Stata.
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Tanzania 2010-2011 National Panel Survey

LSMS-ISA: Datasets

The data for the second wave of the multi-topic nationally representative Tanzania National Panel Survey, conducted from October 2010 to November 2011 by the Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics, is now available for free download.
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Where We Work

Learn more about our work in each of our partner countries.

LSMS-ISA: Livestock and Livelihoods in Rural Tanzania Report

Livestock and Livelihoods

Read our latest report on rural livelihoods in Tanzania to learn about the living standards of smallholder farmers, the role of livestock, and issues with access to productive assets.
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LSMS-ISA: Interview with Kathleen Beegle

LSMS Today

Watch a slideshow about the work of the Living Standards Measurement Study team on the ground.

Download our brochure to find out more about the LSMS-ISA project, or visit the team online at the LSMS homepage.


The LSMS-ISA team is working with the Mali National Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) and Ministry of Agriculture (CPS) to implement an integrated panel household survey with modules on agriculture, livestock and fisheries, using decentralized data entry. Methodological validation exercises will also be conducted.


The LSMS-ISA team is working with the Niger National Institute of Statistics (INS) to implement the Enquête Nationale sur les Conditions de vie des Menages et Agriculture (National Survey Of Household Living Conditions and Agriculture). The 1st wave of fieldwork will be complete in December 2011.


The LSMS-ISA team is working with the Nigeria National Bureau of Statistics to implement the General Household Survey-Panel, containing newly designed modules on agriculture and consumption. Wave 1 incorporated CAPI technology and was completed in March 2011; the 2nd wave is scheduled for 2012-2013.


The LSMS-ISA team is working with the Ethiopia Central Statistics Agency to implement the Ethiopia Rural Socio-economic Survey, a panel household survey collecting integrated data from rural areas. The 1st wave will begin in September 2011 and will incorporate both CAPI technology and field-based data entry.


The LSMS-ISA team is working with the Uganda Bureau of Statistics to implement the Uganda National Panel Survey, redesigned to include an agriculture module and GPS plot measurement, as well as validation exercises for crop production. Wave 2 transitioned from field-based data entry to CAPI technology.


The LSMS-ISA team is working with the Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics to implement the Tanzania National Panel Survey, with an expanded agricultural focus, GPS plot measurement, tracking, and field-based data entry. Wave 1 data was released in November 2010; fieldwork for Wave 2 will be completed by December 2011.


The LSMS-ISA team is working with the Malawi National Statistics Office to implement the Malawi Third Integrated Household Survey, a panel household survey with expanded agricultural focus, implemented using field-based data entry. The 1st wave was completed in March 2011; Wave 2 is planned for 2013.

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