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Socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on refugees - Panel Study
The World Bank and UNHCR in collaboration with the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics and the University of California, Berkeley are conducting the Kenya COVID-19 Rapid Response Phone Survey to track the socioeconomic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recovery from it as well as other shocks to provide timely data to inform a targeted response. This dataset contains information from eight waves of the COVID-19 RRPS, which is part of a panel survey that targets refugee household and started in May 2020. The same households were interviewed every two months for five survey rounds, in the first year of data collection, and every four months thereafter, with interviews conducted using Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) techniques. The sample aims to be representative of the refugee and stateless population in Kenya. It comprises five strata: Kakuma refugee camp, Kalobeyei settlement, Dadaab refugee camp, urban refugees, and Shona stateless. Waves 1-7 of this survey include information on household background, service access, employment, food security, income loss, transfers, health, and COVID-19 knowledge. Wave 8 focused on how households were exposed to shocks, in particular adverse weather shocks and the increase in the price of food and fuel, but also included parts of the previous modules on household background, service access, employment, food security, income loss, and subjective wellbeing.
The data is uploaded in three files. The first is the hh file, which contains household level information. The 'hhid', uniquely identifies all household. The second is the adult level file, which contains data at the level of adult household members. Each adult in a household is uniquely identified by the 'adult_id'. The third file is the child level file, available only for waves 3-7, which contains information for every child in the household. Each child in a household is uniquely identified by the 'child_id'.
The duration of data collection and sample size for each completed wave was:
Wave 1: May 14 to July 7, 2020; 1,328 refugee households
Wave 2: July 16 to September 18, 2020; 1,699 refugee households
Wave 3: September 28 to December 2, 2020; 1,487 refugee households
Wave 4: January 15 to March 25, 2021; 1,376 refugee households
Wave 5: March 29 to June 13, 2021; 1,562 refugee households
Wave 6: July 14 to November 3, 2021; 1,407 refugee households
Wave 7: November 15, 2021, to March 31, 2022; 1,281 refugee households
Wave 8: May 31 to July 8, 2022: 1,355 refugee households
The same questionnaire is also administered to nationals in Kenya, with the data available in the WB microdata library: <https://microdata.worldbank.org/index.php/catalog/3774>