The federal and regional governments in Ethiopia have set up a number of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. Schools have been closed, social gatherings banned and restrictions on vehicle movement have been imposed. While these actions are expected to slow the spread of the virus, they may have substantial adverse effects on food and nutrition security. To gain a better understanding of these impacts, we are conducting a series of phone surveys in the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. This project builds on a recent food consumption and nutrition survey fielded in February 2020. We extend this study with four rounds of phone interviews with 500 households over one month intervals. The purpose of these phone surveys is to understand how COVID-19 is affecting food and nutrition security in Addis Ababa. The phone surveys include questions about household food purchase patterns, food and nutrition security, and changes in income sources and levels. We will also ask the household's knowledge, exposure and behavioral responses to COVID-19.

Program Area:
Study Type:
Quasi-experimental Analysis
May-September 2020
Implemented by IPA:
Impact Goals:
Build resilience and protect the financial health of families and individuals; Build resilient and adaptable businesses and employment opportunities; Improve social-safety net responses; Promote peace and safety, and improve humanitarian response; Reduce COVID-19 transmission rates
Results Status:
No Results Yet