Tracking how people’s lives are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can enable policymakers to better understand the situation in their countries and make data-driven policy decisions. To respond to this need, IPA has developed the RECOVR survey—a panel survey that will facilitate comparisons, document real-time trends of policy concern, and inform decision-makers about the communities that are hardest-hit by the economic toll of the pandemic. In Burkina Faso, IPA is conducting the survey in partnership with the Ministry of Employment. The survey will provide the Ministry with data on how the pandemic is affecting employment and business outcomes, particularly for youth and vulnerable populations, to inform its policy responses.
- 8.4% of respondents say they or any other person in their household delayed or skipped needed healthcare visits since mid-March 2020. Most cite long waits or understaffed clinics
- 25% of respondents say they have had to limit portion sizes at meal times or reduce the number of meals in the past week
- 21% of respondents say they would not be able to find 20,000 FCFA to pay for an emergency. 50% say that it would be somewhat difficult to obtain these funds
- More than 60% of employed individuals report having earned less pay than they did in a typical week before the government closed schools
- Respondents report that 50% of primary and secondary school children are spending time on education at home since schools were closed