15 Part Series
This course provides a comprehensive review of the theoretical underpinnings of measurement of living standards as well as practical guidelines for questionnaire design and data collection to capture household consumption and expenditure in household surveys. The materials were developed for use by lecturers or instructors, though the materials are also suitable for those who seek to learn on their own. Instructors in higher education institutions are encouraged to adapt the material (syllabus, instructor manual and training slides) to their own teaching needs. The course materials are also available in French and can be accessed here. The course was developed under the C4D2 Training Initiative with the support of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS). The development of the material was led by Giovanni Vecchi (Team Leader), Nicola Amendola, Giulia Mancini, and Sédi-Anne Boukaka, from the University of Rome "Tor Vergata” The team benefitted from inputs from the Bank of Italy (Team lead: Giovanni D’Alessio), Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) (Team lead: Federico Polidoro), the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) team of the World Bank, and participants to C4D2 Training initiative sessions in Perugia and Frascati. For other learning and capacity-building resources for household survey design and implementation, please visit the LSMS Learning Portal.