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LSMS High-Frequency Phone Surveys - World Bank

The LSMS is supporting longitudinal high-frequency phone surveys in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda for routine monitoring and tracking responses to and socio-economic impacts of shocks. Initially motivated by the COVID-19 pandemic, high-frequency phone surveys have been rolled out rapidly in 2020 across low- and middle-income countries with otherwise limited past experience with phone-based data collection.


The LSMS, with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Global Financing Facility, and in collaboration with the World Bank Poverty and Equity Global Practice (GP), is providing financial and technical assistance to longitudinal high-frequency phone surveys across Africa.