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LSMS-Supported High-Frequency Phone Surveys on COVID-19

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Overview

As part of a global effort by the World Bank, LSMS is supporting high-frequency phone surveys in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria and Uganda to track responses to and socio-economic impacts of COVID-19

In view of the social distancing measures that have severely limited the use of face-to-face interviews, the LSMS, with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development and in collaboration with the World Bank Poverty and Equity Global Practice (GP), is providing financial and technical assistance to high-frequency phone surveys in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria and Uganda to track responses to and socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. An LSMS-supported phone survey is expected to be launched in Tanzania in November 2020, in collaboration with the National Bureau of Statistics and World Bank Poverty and Equity GP.


 

Phone Survey Status Update as of October 12, 2020:

The sixth round of data collection is ongoing in Ethiopia and Nigeria. The fifth round is ongoing in Mali and Malawi. The fourth round is under preparation in Burkina Faso and Uganda. In Tanzania, the phone survey is under preparation.


DATA AND FINDINGS FROM HIGH-FREQUENCY PHONE SURVEYS BY COUNTRY

The resources and available data and results are presented by country below. Results of subsequent rounds will be added as soon as they become available.