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Calogero (Gero) Carletto is the Manager of the Surveys and Methods Unit (DECSM) and the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) program in the Development Research Group at the World Bank. Gero has more than twenty years of experience in the collection, analysis and dissemination of household survey data. As part of the LSMS program, he is currently coordinating a large methodological research program on the improvement of productivity measurement in agriculture, as well as a new research program on poverty and food security measurements.  He is presently the Chair of the Household Survey Working Group under the Data Council at the World Bank and a member of the Committee on Agricultural Statistics of the International Statistical Institute.  His research interests are in the areas of poverty, food security, agriculture and rural development, as well as data collection methods and measurement issues. He has published more than 80 articles, books and book chapters. Most recent research includes publications in the Journal of Development Economics, World Development, Food Policy and the Journal of Development Studies.  He has previously worked for various UN agencies and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.