Informing Policy on COVID-19 with Rapid Data: Results and Responses from the RECOVR Survey in Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire

Are children engaged in distance learning activities? What has the impact of COVID-19 been on workers and businesses, particularly in the informal sector? Are households finding it more difficult to access family planning services during the pandemic?

These and other questions have been at the forefront of decision-makers’ minds while forming policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire. Tracking how people’s lives are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can enable policymakers to better understand the situation in their countries and make data-driven policy decisions. To respond to this need, IPA developed the RECOVR survey —a panel survey designed to facilitate comparisons, document real-time trends of policy concern, and inform decision-makers about the communities that are hardest hit by the economic toll of the pandemic.

In Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire, IPA collected information from households during the first three weeks of June in order to inform response strategies across education, employment, social protection, and health.

This webinar will share findings from the first round of the RECOVR surveys in Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire and also cover how decision-makers are using the results to continually adapt their responses to changing demands and to plan for long-term strategies. The presentation will be followed by a discussion and Q&A.

Time: 10-11 AM EDT / 2-3 PM GMT

Location: Virtual

Date: Monday, July 27, 2020