Monitoring COVID-19 Impact on Households in Zimbabwe: Results
The COVID-19 pandemic created an urgent need for timely information to help monitor and mitigate the socio-economic impact of the crisis.
The COVID-19 pandemic created an urgent need for timely information to help monitor and mitigate the socio-economic impact of the crisis. The information is essential to inform the policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation process. Responding to this information need, Zimbabwe
Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT), together with the World Bank and UNICEF, designed a high-frequency telephone survey of households to measure the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in Zimbabwe. The high-frequency telephone survey is based on Poverty, Income, Consumption and Expenditure Surveys (PICES) of 2017 and 2019. The surveys used a sample of1,747 households in the first round, 1,639 households in round two, 1,235 households in round 3, 1,319 households in round 4, 1,093 households in round 5, 1,351 households in round 6 and 1,152 households in round 7 from all ten provinces of Zimbabwe1. The sample is representative of urban as well as rural areas. This survey is referred to as the Rapid PICES Monitoring Telephone Survey and is jointly funded by the Zimbabwe Reconstruction Fund (ZIMREF)