LSMS Working Papers
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The Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) was established by the World Bank in 1980 to explore ways of improving the type and quality of household data collected by statistical offices in developing countries. Its goal is to foster increased use of household data as a basis for policy decisionmaling. Specifically, the LSMS is working to develop new methods to monitor progress in raising levels of living, to identify the consequences for household of past and proposed government policies, and to improve communications between survey statisticians, analysts, and policy makers.\r + \r + The LSMS Working Paper series was started to disseminate intermediate products from the LSMS. Publications in the series include critical surveys covering different aspects of the LSMS data collection program and reports on improved methodologies for using Living Standards Survey data. More recent publications recommend specific survey, questionnaire, and data processing designs and demonstrate the breadth of policy analsysi that can be carried out using LSS data.