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These datasets were compiled for World Bank research and are provided free of cost to foster the creation of new knowledge. If you use one of these datasets, please include appropriate attribution to the Development Research Group, World Bank, and the link

The surveys and methods program leads the World Bank effort in production, analysis and dissemination of data through methodological research, tool development, technical assistance and capacity building.
Tools | Surveys

 Agriculture and Rural Development 
 Environment and Energy 
 Finance and Private Sector Development
 Human Development and Public Services
 Living Standards Measurement Study
 Macroeconomics and Growth
 Poverty and Inequality
 Trade and International Integration 






See also the Development Research Microdata Catalog


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Platform for automated economic analysis.
Comparative Living Standards Project.
Online poverty analysis tool.
Poverty Analysis Toolkit 
Stata programs for poverty dynamic analysis.
 Software for Poverty Mapping 
Preparing poverty maps for cities, towns, or villages using the Small Area Estimation techniques.

Economic Research Computer Center
State-of-the-art, enterprise-level computer infrastructure for economic and policy analysis, delivering high-performance storage and processing power.

Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing System (CAPI) 
Technology for conducting complex surveys using tablet devices. Supporting data collection from basic evaluation questionnaires to complicated multistage panel surveys.
The Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) is a household survey program generating high-quality data, improving survey methods, and facilitating the use of household survey data for evidence-based policymaking.













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