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.
- Around 10% of respondents or someone in their household have developed mental health symptoms since COVID-19 reached the country.
- 45% of employed individuals have earned less pay than they did in a typical week before the government closed schools.
- 60% of respondents say they have had to deplete savings to pay for food since February 2020.
- More than 40% of respondents say they have had to limit portion sizes at meal times or reduce the number of meals they eat.
- 63% of respondents say their main concern regarding primary and secondary school-aged children in their household is their children falling behind in education.