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

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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...

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...

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...