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Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS)

Series type 
Multinational survey family

The Living Standards Measurement Study is ongoing as of 2012. The actual number of LSMS can be difficult to determine as a number of similar surveys have been conducted under the LSMS name, and the degree of World Bank involvement is not always clear from the documentation. LSMS listed below are listed on the World Bank LSMS Web site.

LSMS in general are living conditions surveys that provide data for conducting assessments of poverty. Most are nationally-representative, but some are subnational. The stated objective of the LSMS program is to improve the type and quality of household data collected in developing countries and to increase usage of those data for policy decision making. While not all LSMS are the same, many include anthropometric measurements, health status, fertility, and education in addition to employment, income and household expenditure sections. Many of the LSMS also include a community questionnaire to assess available community services and infrastructure, including health services.

Another survey project of interest implemented by the LSMS team is the Living Standards Measurement Study - Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) series. LSMS-ISA surveys are nationally representative household panel surveys with a focus on agriculture.

For more information on the LSMS program, particularly in the early years, refer to "A guide to living standards measurement study surveys and their data sets" by Margaret E. Grosh and Paul Glewwe, available from the World Bank Web site.

If you are looking for LSMS-type data, depending on your interest, you might search for household budget and income and expenditure data, data that cover health status and disability, or personal health expenditure data. 

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Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) Dataset Records

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Ghana Living Standards Survey 2016-2017

Ghana Living Standards Survey (GLSS 7) 2017
Survey: Household - Individual - Interview - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Malawi Integrated Household Survey 2016-2017

Fourth Integrated Household Survey 2016-2017 (IHS4)/ Malawi Living Standards Measurement Survey - Integrated Surveys on Agriculture 16/17 / Malawi IHS3 - Year: 3
Survey: Community - Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Ethiopia Socioeconomic Survey 2015-2016

Ethiopia Socioeconomic Survey (ESS) 2015-2016, Wave 3
Survey: Community - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Longitudinal - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Uganda National Panel Survey (UNPS) 2015-2016, Wave 5

Uganda Living Standards Measurement Survey - Integrated Survey on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) 2015-2016 / UNPS Wave 5
Survey: Community - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Longitudinal

Tanzania National Panel Survey 2014-2016

Tanzania NPS 2014-2015, Wave 4
Survey: Community - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Longitudinal - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Ethiopia Socioeconomic Survey 2013-2014

Ethiopia Socioeconomic Survey (ESS) 2013-2014, Wave 2
Survey: Community - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Interview - Longitudinal - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Mali Agricultural Integrated Economic Survey 2014-2015

Enquête Agricole de Conjoncture Intégrée (EAC-1) 2014
Survey: Community - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Interview - Longitudinal - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Malawi Integrated Household Survey 2013

Malawi Living Standards Measurement Survey - Integrated Surveys on Agriculture 2013/ Malawi IHS3 - Year: 2
Survey: GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Longitudinal - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Ghana Living Standards Measurement Survey 2012-2013

Ghana Living Standards Survey Round 6 2012-2013
Survey: Community - Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Tanzania National Panel Survey 2010-2011

Tanzania National Panel Survey 2010-2011 (NPS Wave 2)
Survey: Community - Household - Individual - Interview - Longitudinal - Nationally representative

Malawi Integrated Household Survey 2010-2011

Malawi Living Standards Measurement Survey - Integrated Surveys on Agriculture 2010-2011 / Malawi IHS3 - Year: 1
Survey: GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Interview - Longitudinal - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Nepal Living Standards Measurement Survey 2010-2011

Nepal Living Standards Survey 2010-2011
Survey: Community - Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Interview - Longitudinal - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Ghana Socioeconomic Panel Survey 2009-2010

EGC/ISSER Socio-Economic Panel Survey
Survey: Community - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Longitudinal - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Tanzania National Panel Survey 2008-2009

Tanzania National Panel Survey 2008-2009 (NPS Wave 1)
Survey: Community - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Interview - Nationally representative

Iraq Household Socioeconomic Survey 2006-2007

Iraq Household Socioeconomic Survey 2007
Survey: Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Peru Living Standards Measurement Survey 1994

Living Standards Survey, Nacional la Encuesta de Hogares sobre Medición de Niveles de Vida (ENNIV), Encuesta Nacional de Niveles de Vida 1994
Survey: Household - Longitudinal

Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions 1989-1990

Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions 1989-2 (SLC89-2, SLC Round 3)
Survey: Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative