This project is using high-frequency phone surveys to dynamically track the impact of COVID-19 over a three-month period. Researchers already have baseline data on a sample of 1,250 households randomly selected from rural villages in Western Uganda. These baseline surveys were conducted during the start of March 2020, before any restrictions began or cases of COVID-19 occurred in Uganda. This baseline data will allow the researchers to compare the impact of the lockdown and the COVID-19 outbreak to the baseline situation of these households.

Study Type:
Descriptive / Surveillance
May-August 2020
Implemented by IPA:
Impact Goals:
Improve social-safety net responses
Outcomes of Interest:
Consumption, income and use of shock coping mechanisms such as running down savings or selling livestock or assets, health status including mental well-being and impact on intra household dynamics
Data Collection Mode:
CATI (Computer-assisted telephone interviewing)
Results Status: