COVID-19 Impact on Daily Life (CIDL) Survey

Dvara Research: Social Protection Initiative

In this research brief, we explore the impact of COVID-19 on the daily life of low-income households from surveys done across India. The brief presents the evidence from a panel survey conducted in three rounds by Dvara Research. Round 1 of the survey was held from April 23 to May 7, round 2 from May 15 to May 27, and round 3 from June 19 to July 6.


The survey collects evidence from 347 microfinance borrower households from different parts of the country on (i) visible signs of distress, (ii) access to essential services and Government welfare schemes, and (iii) coping mechanisms. Further, the brief also sets out results from other related researches that are happening simultaneously to understand the gravity of the situation.
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