Economic Effects of COVID-19


This report presents the findings of a three-round survey of Indian rural households on the impact of COVID-19.


The unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic entailed an urgent and proactive response from Indian policymakers. To support the formulation and implementation of effective and evidence-informed relief programmes, the World Bank in collaboration with IDinsight and the Development Data Lab sought to produce rigorous and responsive data for policymakers through rapid-response phone surveys across six states in India. This report presents the findings of the three-round survey on agriculture, income and consumption, labour and migration, access to relief programmes, and healthcare.
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  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Bihar
  • Jharkhand
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Rajasthan
  • Uttar Pradesh


  • Research report


  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Livelihoods
  • Migration
  • Relief work