Understanding Global   
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Carletto Gero

World Bank

Calogero (Gero) Carletto is the Manager of the Data Production and Methods Unit in the Development Data Group at the World Bank. For more than a decade, he has led the Living Standards Measurement Survey (LSMS), a long-standing flagship survey program at the World Bank. In 2015, he founded the Center for Development Data - a hub dedicated to fostering methodological innovation and strengthening capacity in household surveys in low- and middle-income countries - which he directed until mid-2019. Gero has more than twenty-five years of experience in the collection, analysis and dissemination of household survey data. He has published dozens of scholarly articles on various topics ranging from poverty, migration, agriculture and rural development, as well as data collection methods and measurement issues. Gero holds a Ph.D. and a M.Sc. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a Laurea cum Laude in Statistics from the University of Siena.

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The Italian Center for International Development (ICID)

The Italian Center for International Development (ICID), hosted by CEIS University of Rome Tor Vergata, is an entity that involves Centers and Departments of four Italy based public universities:

The Centre’s mission is to promote a better understanding of development challenges in an increasingly globalized world, through an inter-disciplinary approach.

ICID’s design and composition provide it with a unique capacity for state-of-the-art research addressing the many interconnected development issues facing today’s globalized world.


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