Impacts of Covid


Dalberg, a leading social impact advisory group conducted large-scale studies on the Impacts of COVID-19 to present crucial India-specific information

This data hub hopes to aid policymakers, civil society and research organizations to understand the extent of the impact and efficacy of support provided thus far to help make decisions and navigate through the ongoing crisis

Women made up just 24% of those working before the pandemic yet account for 28% of all those who lost jobs
“If there is less work, they only give it to men (MGNREGA). Now with Corona and flooding there’s less work only.”
Kirti, Female, Agricultural Labourer, Rural Bihar
By the end of May 2020,
nearly all received grains
(wheat or rice), butonly half received pulses
“We need ration. Even if we don’t have money, it’s fine. But we will need ration. I got back 25 Kg walking from the PDS shop. I gave half to my friend and we got it together.”
Prabir, Daily Wage Labourer & his Mother, Homemaker, Urban Assam
40% of studentsin the six surveyed states did not use any form of remote learning in the past six months
“I have not heard about YouTube; I don't know much about phones and learning on it. I can only find out once I buy a cell phone.”
Atul, Male, 16 years (10th Std), Government School, Rural


Impact of Covid-19 on women in low-income households in India

Women, especially those belonging to the low-income households in India have been weathering the pandemic through unique hardships. The implications of this going forward are complex with several challenges posing setbacks to their recovery.

The “Impacts of Covid-19 on women in low-income households in India” report captures the experiences and perspectives of nearly 15,000 women and 2,300 men across ten states, making it one of the most extensive studies on the socio-economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women.

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Other Studies

Rapid Assessment of learning during school closures in the context of Covid

Despite government, private, and civil society actors coming together to roll out a range of remote learning resources, students are falling behind since the physical closure of schools in March 2020. While students have been studying on an average three to four hours a day, only 60% have used any remote learning resource and even among these nearly 80% reported that they are learning significantly less than in school. What has been the impact on overall progress?

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Efficacy of government entitlements for low-income families during COVID-19

Families below-poverty line heavily rely on government entitlements to make ends meet. The role of such entitlements, both old and new, ask for thorough evaluation uncovering realities about what was working and opportunities for urgent improvements. Are the govt. entitlements sufficient? Who is covered? Who is left out? What more do families need to make it through this Covid-19 crisis?

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