The COVID-19 Economic Impact Surveys initiative focuses on measuring the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses, self-employed individuals, workers, and farmers in developing countries.
Data is collected through phone surveys by researchers using a survey module devised by the initiative’s partners.
About the partners
The World Bank Group, one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries, is taking broad, fast action to help developing countries strengthen their pandemic response. We are supporting public health interventions, working to ensure the flow of critical supplies and equipment, and helping the private sector continue to operate and sustain jobs. We will be deploying up to $160 billion in financial support over 15 months to help more than 100 countries protect the poor and vulnerable, support businesses, and bolster economic recovery. This includes $50 billion of new IDA resources through grants and highly concessional loans.
The World Bank is supporting the initiative by providing data from the COVID-19 Business Pulse Survey (COV-BPS).