THE Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zimstat) and the World Bank, have joined hands with the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) to conduct a survey that measures the socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the country’s households.
The survey tracks in real time the socio-economic, and welfare impact of Covid-19 pandemic on households in Zimbabwe.
A virtual dissemination workshop would be convened tomorrow to share the key findings of the Zimbabwe Poverty Update (2017-2019) and the 2021 Rapid- Poverty, Incomes, Consumption and Expenditure Survey (PICES) Round 3 Survey Results.
“The Covid-19 pandemic created an urgent need for timely information to help monitor and mitigate the socio-economic impact of the crisis. The information is essential for the formulation and implementation of safety nets for the vulnerable population in Zimbabwe,” said the World Bank country office in a pre-event notice.
“Responding to this need, Zimstat, together with the World Bank (funded by Zimref) and Unicef, designed a high-frequency telephone survey of households to measure the socio-economic impact of Covid-19.”