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 15 Covid-19 projects conducted by our affiliates around the world.

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Using Mobile Phone and Satellite Data to Target Togo's Emergency Cash Transfer Program

Researchers developed, implemented, and evaluated an approach to targeting social assistance in Togo based on machine learning algorithms and data from satellites and mobile phone networks to reach the most vulnerable in need of support during the Covid-19 pandemic. They found that the machine...

Supply and Demand for Maternal and Child Health Services during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Evidence from Odisha

Saravana Ravindran
Using phone surveys with frontline workers of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme, India’s flagship public early childhood development program, researchers studied how the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown measures affected demand and supply for maternal and child health...

Responses to Economic and Security Risks During Covid-19 in Lagos, Nigeria

Jessica Gottlieb
Adrienne LeBas
Janica Magat
Researchers studied the economic, social, and security impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on informal market vendors in Lagos, Nigeria through a phone survey. Nearly half of respondents reported that their marketplaces were closed entirely, and only 1.5 percent of respondents reported that their...

Impact of the Covid-19 Lockdown on the Indian Village Economy

Luisa Cefala
Supraja Parthasarathy
Vasanthi S Pillai
Researchers studied the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on the employment, food security, mental health, and beliefs of temporary migrants and their families in Tamil Nadu, India, by conducting five rounds of phone surveys. Many migrants left Chennai to move to their home communities when the...

Understanding Gender-based Violence and Unpaid Care Work During Covid-19 in Indonesia

Rima Prama Artha
Prani Sastiono
IGAA Jackie Viemilawati
Researchers conducted an online survey to understand the welfare consequences of the pandemic for individuals, particularly the experiences of women related to gender-based violence (GBV) and unpaid care work in Indonesia. This survey involved 1,000 online survey respondents and 203 phone interview...

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...

The Effects of Providing Post-training Assistance to Participants in Skill Development Programs amid the Covid-19 Crisis

Gaurav Chiplunkar
Researchers conducted phone surveys with participants in skill development programs to identify students’ livelihood-related requirements after the onset of the pandemic. Data was collected on students’ employment status before and during the lockdown, migration status, challenges faced in searching...

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...