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Series and Systems

Survey families or dataset series are data collection efforts that occurred over a period of time or in several geographic locations, using the same or very similar data collection methodology and instruments. Series may be multinational -- collected in more than one country -- or in a single country. Usually all the datasets in the series are collected with the support of the same institution or institutions, but individual surveys or datasets may have the support or assistance of additional parties. The advantage of series from a research perspective is that often data from a series are more easily comparable than data from a variety of sources.

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The Access, Bottlenecks, Costs, and Equity (ABCE) project is a multipronged and multicountry research collaboration focused on understanding what drives and hinders health service provision.
The Afripop project, started in June 2009, provides detailed population distribution maps for Africa.
The Live Birth Information System (SINASC) provides birth data by sex, birth place, birth weight, and age and residence of mother.
The Mortality Information System (SIM) provides death data by age, sex, cause and residence of the deceased.
Conducted annually, CTUMS has collected information on tobacco use and related issues since 1999.
The World Bank developed the CWIQ survey series as an inexpensive tool to collect information on poverty, including access and satisfaction with social services and social welfare indicators.
The Demographic and Health Survey series, funded in large part by USAID, includes over 240 surveys in over 80 countries, and that number is still growing.
The Financing Global Health (FGH) study provides a yearly analysis of past and future trends in global health spending and health financing.
Ongoing survey series on teenager tobacco use
International census microdata from the Minnesota Population Center data project
Italy's "Aspetti della Vita Quotidiana" series annually surveys individuals from approximately 20,000 households on topics concerning their everyday life and behaviors.
The LSMS is a survey series conducted by the World Bank since the 1980s. The surveys generally cover income, expenditures, housing conditions, and household economic activities.
Living Standards Measurement Study - Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) surveys are nationally representative hosuehold panel surveys with a focus on agriculture.
Started in the mid-90s, the MICS surveys from UNICEF are focused on providing data for tracking progress toward the MDGs, particularly those related to health, education and mortality.
The AED NetMark project conducted a series of surveys in African countries, collecting baseline and follow-up data on ITN usage, knowledge and availability.

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