IDinsight’s Data on Demand team used this survey instrument to collect data in April 2020 from 6000+ respondents in 27 of India’s poorest districts across eight states. The instrument includes questions on COVID-related awareness, health practices, economic impacts, migration, consumption patterns, and more.
Narmada Ben, an informal worker, carries out important surveys in her neighbourhood slum. She upgraded her skills by attending trainings through the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA), a trade union for poor, self-employed women in the informal sector, and Mahila Housing Trust (MHT) a NGO that improves the housing conditions of poor, informally employed women. She now earns 180 rupees a day by surveying electricity output in her area using tablet technology, and has helped conduct a city development survey.
Data on Demand COVID-19 survey questionnaire - 121 KB
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