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Monitoring COVID-19 Impact on Households in Zimbabwe : Results from a High-Frequency Telephone Survey of Households (Vol. 2) : Round 2 Questionnaire (English)

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic created an urgent need for timely information to help monitor and mitigate the social and economic impacts of the crisis. This information is essential to inform policy measures for protecting the welfare of Zimbabweans. Responding to this need, the Zimbabwe Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT), together with the World Bank and UNICEF, designed a high-frequency telephone survey of households to measure the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 in Zimbabwe. The survey builds on the Poverty, Income, Consumption and Expenditure Surveys (PICES) of 2017 and 2019 and used a sample of 1747 households in round 1 and 1639 households in round 2 from all ten provinces of Zimbabwe. 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) and UNICEF, and implemented by ZIMSTAT with technical support from the World Bank and UNICEF. This brief report summarizes the results of the second round of the Rapid PICES, conducted from August 24th to September 23rd, 2020, and compares them to the findings of the first round conducted between July 6th and 24th, 2020. Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) was used for data collection. An overview of the findings of the key indicators for both rounds is provided at the end of this note.


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    Round 2 Questionnaire

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    information and communication; source of energy; lack of transportation; cooking oil; compulsory social security; types of education; sick leave pay; lack of availability; place of work; revenue from sales; access to food; income from sources; sale of asset; income generating activity; hands with soap; children attending schools; lp gas; family and friends; lack of money; Food Services; no access; local market; undifferentiated good; social work; legal restriction; Real estate; insurance activity; retail trade; social distance; phone number; Crop; transport good; domestic help; movement restriction; land preparation; farming season; seasonal closure; preventive measure; preventative measure; alcoholic beverage; Public Transport; business input; Cash Transfer; seasonal worker; financial help; mini grid; motor cycle; household head; daily expense; household use; medical service; cash access; adequate information; grain distribution; plant biomass; work leave; school fee; private lesson; private college; employment status; online application; medical personnel; catering services; household equipment; partial payment; cultural event; medical aid; hospital fees; private recruitment; educational program; dental services; electrical appliance; family farming; planting season; crop plant; agricultural cycle; harvest activity; harvest operation; sale price; price drop; income loss; job loss; reference person; charitable organization; household income; remittance service; payment obligation; raise awareness; income earning; insurance policy; annual leave; personal hygiene; hand sanitizer; International Phone Call; fishing activity; advanced payment; farm family; labor resource; farm business; social media; delivery service; staple food; traditional healer; work migration; Grocery Store; medical treatment; resettlement area; gender guideline; nationwide survey; maize meal; international travel; educational opportunity; employment assistance; children of ages; learning activity; medical materials; Ownership Share Type



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Monitoring COVID-19 Impact on Households in Zimbabwe : Results from a High-Frequency Telephone Survey of Households (Vol. 2) : Round 2 Questionnaire (English). Monitoring COVID-19 Impact on Households in Zimbabwe Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.