Papua New Guinea High Frequency Phone Survey on COVID-19

Data Collection: December 2020 – January 2021

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This joint report by the World Bank and UNICEF PNG presents the findings from two mobile phone surveys conducted in December 2020 and January 2021 in Papua New Guinea. The World Bank survey, conducted in December 2020, was the second in a series, with the first round being completed in June and July 2020. The round 2 survey interviewed a total of 2,820 respondents about their individual and household conditions, including 1,016 of the original round 1 respondents. These results were weighted using information from the 2016-2018 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) to reflect nationally representative estimates of the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19. The UNICEF survey, conducted in January 2021, targeted re-contacting all 2,534 households from the World Bank round 2 survey with children under the age of 15, and achieved a final sample of 2,449. These results were also weighted using information from the DHS to develop representative estimates for households with children under 15, 79.8 percent according to the DHS. The UNICEF survey included sections on household impacts as well as on the children living within the household.

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