The survey was implemented jointly by Sudan’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) and the World Bank. It was conducted using mobile phones1 and covered both urban and rural areas across the 18 states of Sudan. Round 1 of data collection was conducted in June–July 2020, about three months after the declaration of the COVID-19 outbreak in Sudan and during lockdown. The same households were then called every two months for another five rounds.
The household survey covers questions on a range of topics and themes including, but not limited to: Knowledge of COVID-19 and social behavior; access to goods, education, and health services: food security, employment, income loss, subjective welfare, and coping strategies.