Covid-19 Pilots and Surveys

This page features non-RCT research that was funded or carried out by J-PAL in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Search our database of 10 Covid-19 projects conducted by our affiliates around the world.

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High Frequency Monitoring of the Covid-19 Response in Delhi

Gaurav Chiplunkar
Jeffrey Weaver
Researchers conducted high-frequency surveys with visitors to government primary health care centers in Delhi to assess how the pandemic has affected food and income security, awareness of and access to government relief schemes, and knowledge of public health directives among households.

Aging and Health in India: A Longitudinal Study and an Experimental Platform

Researchers conducted surveys to study the effect of the Covid-19 lockdown on the long-term well-being of elderly individuals in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Surveys aimed to generate immediate and actionable insights for the government to shed light on how social protection programs like...

Assessing Skill Gaps and Unemployment Patterns In Tamil Nadu: Extension Survey on the Impact of Covid-19 on Labor Market Scenarios for Industrial Training Institute Youth

Gaurav Chiplunkar
Researchers studied the employment status and aspirations of youth (including graduates, dropouts, and current students) enrolled in Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) in Tamil Nadu from 2017 to 2019. Surveys focused on the principal activities these youth were engaged in before the onset of Covid...

Learning from Home During the Pandemic: The Experiences of Parents and Teachers

As a response to the outbreak of COVID-19, Jakarta’s provincial government stopped all in-person classroom learning in schools. The quick transition from normal schooling to learning from home raises questions about the readiness of teachers, parents, and students in carrying out the teaching and...

Scaling up a Program to Boost Immunization Demand in Haryana: A Pilot Study

Researchers conducted surveys with registered caregivers of children in Haryana, India to understand the quality and reliability of data recorded by frontline health workers using the government’s m-health application, Auxiliary Nurse Midwife Online (ANMOL) and the extent of Covid-19-induced...

Short- and Long-term Effects of the Lockdown on Young Rural Migrants from Bihar and Jharkhand

Bhaskar Chakravorty
Poonam Panda
Researchers assessed the short- and long-term effects of the lockdown on labor migrants from Bihar and Jharkhand. Initial phone surveys find that 45 percent of migrant who resided outside of their home state in the pre-lockdown period had returned to their home state, 32 percent who had salaried...

The Effect of the Covid-19 Lockdown on the Academic Ecosystem: Survey of Households and Pre-Primary Facilities in Tamil Nadu

Researchers studied the effects of the Covid-19 lockdown on households with children between the ages of 2-7 years as well as the pre-primary facilities, known as anganwadi centers (AWCs), in which their children are enrolled in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Household phone surveys focused...

The Effects of India’s Covid-19 Lockdown on Critical Non-Covid Health Care and Outcomes

Radhika Jain
Researchers studied the effects of India's nationwide lockdown on critical, non-Covid health outcomes among dialysis patients in the north Indian state of Rajasthan. Compared to March 2020, researchers found a 64 percent increase in mortality in May 2020 and compared to the same period in the...