Report Launch Webinar: Socioeconomic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Households in Indonesia: Three Rounds of Monitoring Surveys

On 10 December 2021, UNICEF, UNDP, Prospera-DFAT and The SMERU Research Institute jointly held a webinar which launches a report titled “Social and Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Households in Indonesia: Results from the Three Rounds of Monitoring Surveys”.

The report summarizes findings from three rounds of monitoring surveys conducted between December 2020 and January 2021, as a follow-up to the full-scale assessment of COVID-19 impacts on households conducted in October 2020. The findings from the monitoring surveys paint a picture of a time when Indonesia was acclimatizing to the ‘new normal’. This was a period when restrictions on social mobility had just been lifted, with the resumption of economic activities, but infection rates remained high, and schools were largely closed.

Utilizing Interactive Voice Response (IVR), the monitoring surveys harnessed data on key socio-economic information such as employment, income changes, resilience to shocks, reach of social protection, and access to health services from approximately 2,400 households across Indonesia.

Aside from sharing the main findings, the webinar brought together roughly 100 participants from policy makers, UN agencies, donors, NGOs, academics, and the public to deliberate on the policy implications of the study.

During the webinar, the partners also announced the second-round of the full-scale COVID-19 household impact assessment with findings available in early 2022.

Download report ‘Socioeconomic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Households in Indonesia: Three Rounds of Monitoring Surveys’: here

Contact:
Bimbika Sijapati Basnett (Head of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, Prospera)  bimbika.sbasnett@prospera.or.id