This study will be focused on measuring impacts of COVID-19 on a random sample of workers in Hawassa Industrial Park. We collect phone survey data on a representative sample of 5,000 garment workers in Hawassa Industrial Park in the south of Ethiopia. Respondents will be interviewed on a bi- weekly basis for a duration of six months. Collected data covers basic demographics, current and past employment, other economic activity, income, savings, physical and mental health, health behaviors, social networks, relationship status, marriage and fertility choices, aspirations, first- and second-order beliefs about COVID-19, trust in government, perceived needs in the community, and economic preferences.
Within the panel, we randomly vary survey modules and may vary questions within modules. Depending on information collected and development partner programming in the local context, we may build on this data collection effort with further experimentation.