|February 27 - March 1, 2001
World Bank, Washington, D.C
A fundamental input to poverty reduction strategies is accurate and timely data on poverty levels, the characteristics of the poor, their sources of livelihood, their access to services and the effectiveness of programs. How to generate such data is the focus of this course and its objectives are to provide staff with a detailed overview of the key phases and concepts of multi-topic household survey data collection. The course will draw heavily on the Bank's twenty years of experience with Living Standards Measurement Study surveys (LSMS) and Integrated Surveys (IS). The LSMS/IS approach is designed to produce rich data sets on small national samples with high standards of quality control. On completing the course the participants should be familiar with the issues and procedures involved in collecting household survey data, the uses of data pertinent to Bank work, and the issues related to the LSMS and other multi-topic surveys. This should better enable course participants to help client countries set up poverty monitoring and evaluation tools and systems.
Course Agenda and Presentations:
Day One (February 27, 2001):
Day Two (February 28, 2001):
Day Three (March 1, 2001):
- Building Analytic Capacity In-Country
- Budgeting For Survey-Related Activities
- Blank, Lorraine and Margaret E. Grosh, (1999) Using Household Surveys To Build Analytic Capacity, The World Bank Research Observer, vol. 14, no.2, pp.209-227 (76kb PDF)
- Deaton, Angus and Salman Zaidi, (1999) Guidelines for Constructing Consumption Aggreggates for Welfare Analysis (296kb PDF)
- Grosh, Margaret E. and Diane Steele (1996) LSMS Services: New Help in Designing, Conducting and Using LSMS Surveys, Poverty Line No. 4 (571kb PDF).
- Grosh, Margaret E. and Juan Muñoz (1996) A Manual for Planning and Implementing the Living Standards Measurement Study Surveys, LSMS Working Paper Series, no. 126. (Abstract, Intro & Ordering Information).
- Grosh, Margaret E. and Paul Glewwe (1995) A Guide to LSMS Surveys and Their Data Sets, LSMS Working Paper Series, no. 120. (193Kb PDF)
- Grosh, Margaret E. (1997) The Policy Making Uses of Multi-topic survey data: A Primer, World Bank Research Observer (Abstract & Ordering Information)
- Grosh, Margaret E. (1991) The Household Survey as a Tool for Policy Change: Lessons from the Jamaican Survey of Living Conditions LSMS Working Paper No. 80, World Bank, Washington, D.C. (4Mb PDF)