Welcome to the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) newsletter! The LSMS program was created in 1980 to address the urgent need for high-quality household survey data in developing countries. Today, LSMS surveys have been conducted in many countries around the world, offering rich, detailed information on household welfare in its many dimensions. The LSMS program also conducts research on household survey methods, validating and establishing best practices for the measurement of poverty, agriculture and migration, among other things. We hope you'll enjoy reading our newsletter, which includes information on our newly available datasets, recent publications, methodological research, and more.