Talip Kilic, a Senior Economist, is part of the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) Program at the World Bank Development Data Group. He is an expert in household survey design, implementation and analysis, and has been leading the LSMS-Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) program activities in Malawi and Uganda.
His recent research focuses on poverty, agriculture, and gender in low- and middle-income countries; and methodological field experiments on household survey data collection, with the overall aim of validating scalable, objective approaches to measuring key development outcomes in household and farm surveys. He has a PhD in Economics from American University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations from Knox College. In Episode 4 of THE CROWD & THE CLOUD, Talip works with the local partners at the Uganda Bureau of Statistics to fill data gaps about living standards across the country.