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During the course of the LSMS-ISA Project, workshops will periodically be held to allow exchanges of information among the country participants, and to disseminate information to donors and other interested parties.

Panel Surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa: Selected Issues and Challenges 
Nairobi, Kenya, December 3-4, 2009

The World Bank team organized a workshop to discuss some of the key issue and challenges in panel survey design and implementation.  The objective of the workshop is to bring together technical staff responsible for the surveys in their respective countries and key technical experts with extensive experience in panel surveys to share experiences and make practical suggestions to improve the on-going and planned surveys.  Furthermore, the workshop is meant to provide a first opportunity for project staff from each participating country to meet and get to know each other, and for countries at a more advanced stage of the project to share their experiences in developing a panel.

Designing and Implementing Integrated Household Surveys on Agriculture: Concepts and Applications
Pretoria, South Africa, October 6-7, 2009

In partnership with the Collaborative Masters Program in Agricultural and Applied Economics, the objective of this LSMS learning workshop was to provide participants with an overview of the key phases and aspects of the design and implementation of multi-topic household surveys.  It also emphasized some key uses of LSMS-type data and on-going research to improve the quality of household survey data.  The workshop drew heavily on over twenty years of experience of the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) surveys in the World Bank and a recent initiative emphasizing the collection of agricultural data in Sub-Saharan Africa, the LSMS Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA).  Participants included faculty members from fourteen universities in ten countries in Southern and Eastern Africa.

Designing and Implementing Integrated Household Surveys on Agriculture: Concepts and Applications
Nairobi, February 24-26, 2010

In partnership with the Collaborative Masters Program in Agricultural and Applied Economics, the World Bank team organized a three day workshop to provide an overview of the fundamentals of the design and implementation of multi-topic household surveys. Participants included faculty members from fourteen universities in ten countries in Southern and Eastern Africa. The workshop highlighted key uses of LSMS-type data and current research to improve the quality of household survey data - drawing heavily on the experience of the both the ongoing LSMS program and the recent initiative on agricultural data in Sub-Saharan Africa, the LSMS Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA). Emphasis was placed on both the practical and theoretical aspects of household data, with topics ranging from questionnaire design and implementation strategies to sampling theory, poverty analysis and poverty mapping.




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