COVID-19 Work

COVID-19 has affected all parts of the world. The breadth and depth of the effects of the outbreak on the world population and its productive capacity remain uncertain. However, it is clear that many government measures to curtail contagion will have a direct impact on the private sector—including the hundreds of millions who derive their living from its activity. As part of the overall response of the Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC) of the World Bank, the Enterprise Analysis Unit has been developing different approaches to measure the virus’s impact on the private sector.

Planned data collection focusses on 3 components.

Follow-up Surveys will be implemented by phone in countries with recent Enterprise Surveys (ES). The instrument measures changes in sales, employment and input purchases as well as financial responses, liquidity problems and policies that have been implemented to address these problems. The surveys will be administered to the full sample of the recent ES, which was drawn to be representative, and provide an estimate of the impact on the private sector.

A Covid-19 module for ongoing ES is being designed to measure the effect of the virus in countries where an ongoing ES is underway or planned.

A Covid-19 module of informal businesses will supplement the standard informal questionnaire that has been used in recent years. It will assess how this often-marginalized sector has coped with and responded to the virus outbreak and its broader ramifications.

 


Where are Follow-up Surveys taking place?

 

 

Africa

Economy

Baseline Survey

Year

Phase

Chad2018Under implementation
Guinea2016Under implementation

Mozambique

2018

Planned

Niger2017Under implementation

Rwanda

2019

Planned

Somalia

2019

Under implementation

Togo2016Under implementation

Zambia

2019

Under implementation

Zimbabwe2016Under implementation

 

Europe & Central Asia

Economy

Baseline Survey

Year

Phase

Albania2019Under implementation
Armenia*2019Under implementation
Belarus2018Planned

Bulgaria

2019

Planned

Croatia

2019

Planned

Cyprus

2019

Under implementation

Czech Republic

2019

Planned

Estonia

2019

Planned

Georgia2019Under implementation

Greece

2018

Under implementation

Hungary

2019

Planned

Italy

2019

Under implementation

Latvia

2019

Planned

Lithuania

2019

Planned

Malta

2019

Planned

Moldova

2019

Under implementation

Mongolia

2019

Planned

Poland

2019

Under implementation

Portugal

2019

Planned

Romania

2019

Under implementation

Russian Federation

2019

Under implementation

Slovak Republic

2019

Planned

Slovenia

2019

Under implementation

 

Latin America & the Caribbean

Economy

Baseline Survey

Year

Phase

El Salvador2016Planned

Guatemala

2017

Planned
Honduras2016Planned
Nicaragua2016Planned

 

Middle East & North Africa

Economy

Baseline Survey

Year

Phase

Jordan2019Planned
Lebanon2019Planned

Morocco

2019

Under implementation


*For Armenia, the survey covers micro firms, i.e., firms with less than five employees.