IPA continues to share insights from the RECOVR multi-country panel survey, and this blog post summarizes insights related to health and COVID-19 mitigation, education, and employment and economic activity from Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso. For more information, readers can also watch a recording of the webinar we recently held to highlight the results from Round 2 in West Africa.
“The government expects a presentation of the findings in nine days,” we heard over a video call from one of our in-country staff members in Mexico City. He was referring to the results of the RECOVR (Research for Effective COVID-19 Response) survey, an effort we started in April in order to put IPA’s expertise at policymakers’ disposal to support them in their pandemic response.
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