Talip Kilic is the Senior Program Manager for the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS), the World Bank’s flagship household survey program housed at the Development Data Group. He was also a core team member for the World Development Report 2021: Data for Better Lives.
In his managerial role, Talip oversees the extensive LSMS portfolio of face-to-face and phone survey data production; methodological and policy research; and capacity development activities. As a researcher, he focuses on poverty, agriculture, labor, and gender in low- and middle-income countries, as well as survey methodology and data integration to improve the quality, timeliness, and policy-relevance of household and farm surveys.
Talip is originally from Istanbul, Turkey, and have a Ph.D. in Economics from American University in Washington, DC, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations from Knox College in Galesburg, IL.