COVID – 19 Household Survey in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant economic shock across South Asia due to business interruptions and shutdowns from social-distancing measures. The duration and scale of impacts are highly uncertain and expected to vary widely within and across countries and over time. Therefore, it is important to closely monitor the impacts of the crisis on households for designing policy responses. In this background, a phone survey was conducted in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal with a sample of 250 households in each country to view the impacts of COVID-19 on households and to make comparisons between countries, find patterns across different types of countries, and examine policy impacts. The regional partners include East West University of Bangladesh (EWU) and Nepal Administrative Staff College (NACS).

Research team

Manoj Thibbotuwawa
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Dilani Hirimuthugodage
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East West University of Bangladesh