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COVID-19 ECONOMIC IMPACT SURVEY
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[THIS VERSION: MAY 05 2020]
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This survey module was built through a collaboration between IGC and IPA.The questions have been harmonized with the World Bank survey module on micro businesses. If you have any question about the module or if you plan to implement this module in a survey, please email Philipp Barteska at P.Barteska@lse.ac.uk
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The series of question below constitute the core of the survey module and should be included in all surveys, irrespective of the type of respondent. The next tabs links to submodules that are specific to each type of respondents.
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NOTE for online surveyThis survey module was made through collaboration between the International Growth Centre (IGC) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). If you have any questions about the module or intend to apply it in a survey, please send an email to covidsurvey@theigc.org.

<b>What is the purpose of this research?</b>
We want to measure the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The crisis people and firms are facing is unprecedented. There is an urgent need to understand who is affected, how they are affected and how governments can support them. This study will inform governments across developing countries on the appropriate response.

<b>What can I expect if I take part in this research?</b>
The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
We will ask about your economic activities prior to being affected by COVID-19, how the outbreak impacted you, and how the government could support you.

You may also be asked personal or sensitive information that is important for the results of the study, some of which might make you feel anxious or embarrassed. You will also have a chance to share your email address and phone number at the end of the survey, in case you are interested in participating in a follow-up survey. Please note that this information will be kept strictly confidential.

<b>What should I know about a research study?</b>
Your participation is completely voluntary. You can choose not to take part. You can agree to take part and later change your mind. Your decision will not be held against you. Your refusal to participate will not result in any consequences or any loss of benefits that you are otherwise entitled to receive.

<b>Who can I talk to?</b>
If you have questions, concerns, or complaints, or think the research has hurt you, please contact us at <b>covidsurvey@theigc.org</b>
Acknowledge
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Demographics and Household Characteristics
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LS01Gender0=Male; 1=Female
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LS02Age[__|__] years
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LS03aAs of the end of February 2020, in which state/province/region did you live?
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LS03bAs of the end of February 2020, in which or close to which city did you live?
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LS03cHow far from the city did you live?In the city1
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Within 10km from the city2
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Further than 10km from the city3
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nationalCurrency
CALC: national currency
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otherCurrency
Is there a currency you youse more than ${nationalcurrency} for your income and expenses? If yes, select from list.
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currencyotherCurrency if it exists, otherwise nationalCurrency
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LS04In a typical week in February 2020, what was your total weekly income in ${currency}? currency [ ]
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LS05Last week, what was your total weekly income in ${currency}? Currency [ ]
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Employment
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EM01Which occupation best describes your main job/activity as of the end of February 2020?Farmer1
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Worker (including agricultural workers)2
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Business owner/self employed3
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Unemployed and looking for work4
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Unemployed and not looking for work (e.g. taking care of family members)5
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Government/NGO employee6
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Full-time student7
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EM02[If EM01=2,3] Which sector best describes your main job/activity as of the end of February 2020? Agriculture, fishing or mining1
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Manufacturing2
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Construction or utilities3
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Retail or Wholesale4
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Transportation and storage5
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Accomodation and food services6
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Information and communication7
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Financial activities or real estate8
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Education 9
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Health10
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Government of Non-profit11
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Other services12
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EM03w[If EM01=2] Does the primary activity of the business you work for involve the production, transport, trading or selling of food products?0=No; 1=Yes
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EM03b[If EM01=3] Does the primary activity of your business involve the production, transport, trading or selling of food products?0=No; 1=Yes
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Food Security
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FS01In the past 7 days, have you or any household member experienced any of the following cases? [Select all that apply]Difficulties in going to food markets due to mobility restrictions imposed by government1
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Difficulties in buying food due to most food markets being closed2
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Unable to buy the amount of food we usually buy because of shortages in markets3
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Unable to buy the amount of food we usually buy because the price of food was too high4
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Unable to buy the amount of food we usually buy because our household income has dropped
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Had to reduce the number of meals and/or the portion of each meal we would usually eat6
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Care
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CareIn the past two months, has an increased/decreased need to care for others (e.g. children, sick relatives) affected your ability to earn a livelihood?It has not affected my ability to earn a livelihood.1
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No longer able to work2
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Significant reduction in what I earn3
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Minor reduction in what I earn4
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Increase in what I earn5
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Other (specify)6
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[ THEN MOVE TO BUSINESS QUESTIONNAIRE IF EM01=3]
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[ MOVE TO WORKER QUESTIONNAIRE IF EM01=2]
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[ MOVE TO FARMER QUESTIONNAIRE IF EM01=1]
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Staying in touch - Social Media
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SM1As this crisis continues we would like to know how your own situation evolves. If you'd like, please enter your phone number or email address so we can stay in touch.Phone number [____________]
Email address [____________]
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SM2If you'd like, you can share the link to this survey on Social Media - Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, etc.

Sharing it with your friends and acquaintances helps us to further improve our understanding of the economic consequences of COVID-19. To make the results most representative, sharing it to people of different occupations and socio-economic status would be especially valuable.
<em>Select all that apply.</em>
Facebook1
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Twitter2
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Whatsapp, text message, or other3
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FB[If SM2=1]
<a href="https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?text=This+latest+global+COVID-19+crisis+is+particularly+unique+given+the+context+in+which+it+emerged+and+the+dual+threats+it+poses+to+states+and+societies+across+the+world.%20+&u=https://ipahq.surveycto.com/collect/covid_economic_impact_questionnaire">Click here to post to Facebook.</a>
0=No; 1=Yes
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TW[If SM2=3] https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=How+is+your+business/your+work+affected+by+Covid-19+and+the+government+response+to+it?+Take+part+in+a+10+min+survey+to%20share+your+experience.+&url=https://ipahq.surveycto.com/collect/covid_economic_impact_questionnaire0=No; 1=Yes
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WA[If SM2=3]
<a href="https://ipahq.surveycto.com/collect/covid_economic_impact_questionnaire">Copy this link to Whatsapp or another social media site.</a>
0=No; 1=Yes
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NOTEThank you for participating in this survey! Your responses will help us understand the economic impact of COVID-19 and inform the policy response to these challenges
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