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...