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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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...

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...

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...