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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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...

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...

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...

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...

The Graduation Approach during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Building Resilience among Ultra-poor Households in Bihar

Researchers assessed the economic shock, health knowledge, and access to social protection schemes among poor women in rural Bihar, a state in central India, in this descriptive study. Telephonic surveys were conducted with beneficiaries of a livelihoods scheme for ultra-poor women launched by the...

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...