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The Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19 on Households in Cambodia : Results from the High-Frequency Phone Survey of Households Round 1 : Main Report (English)

This brief summarizes the findings of the first round of a nationally representative high-frequency phone survey (HFPS) of households. The HFPS sample is drawn from the nationally representative living standard measurement study plus (LSMS+) implemented October to December 2019 by the National Institute of Statistics (NIS) with technical and financial support from the World Bank. The HFPS followed up with 1,364 households in LSMS+ with a phone number. The phone survey was successfully completed for 700 households for a response rate of 51 percent. Sampling weights were adjusted to ensure that the sample remains representative at the national and subnational level (urban and rural areas). The same households will be tracked over 10 months, with selected respondents - typically the household head - completing interviews every 8 weeks. Monitoring the well-being of households over time will improve understanding of the effects of, and household responses to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in near-real time.


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    Karamba,R. Wendy, Nkengene,Clarence Tsimpo, Tong,Kimsun

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    East Asia and Pacific,

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    Main Report

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    learning activity; rural area; medical treatment; attending school; income from property; household head; household income; urban household; Medicine; access to social assistance; lack of money; decline in revenue; living standard measurement; households with child; reduction of income; sale of asset; preventative measure; school closure; staple food; social distance; government action; Agriculture; dissemination of knowledge; risk of infection; loans from friend; hands with soap; children attending schools; regular work activity; secondary school education; social assistance program; distribution of school; lower secondary school; social protection scheme; poor household; medical service; food insecurity; poverty status; agriculture sector; industry sector; income loss; sales revenue; economic slowdown; food staple; response rate; phone number; farm family; remittance; consumption; basic good; family farming; government support; cash payment; mobile application; Coping Mechanisms; economic hardship; wage employment; educational activities; survey methodology; international travel; income source; demographic characteristic; affected households; seasonal closure; transport good; income reduction; television program; Doing Business Reports; negative shock; movement restriction; Private School; near poor; farming season; employment distribution; targeting mechanism; relief intervention; Phnom Penh; socioeconomic impact; gender status; school attendance; children of ages; payment obligation; insurance policy; average household; rural level; housing census; advanced payment; software package; new poor; Cash Transfer; cut-off point; known population; relief measure; preventive measure; basic hygiene; temporary measure; transfer program; daily data; internet connectivity



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Karamba,R. Wendy Nkengene,Clarence Tsimpo Tong,Kimsun

The Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19 on Households in Cambodia : Results from the High-Frequency Phone Survey of Households Round 1 : Main Report (English). Impacts of COVID-19 on Households in Cambodia Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.