May 20, 2020

The overall aim of this survey is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the impact of the COVID-19 lock-down on households in Nigeria. The study utilised both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to gather relevant data. The NESG leveraged its Bridge Fellows across the 6 geo-political zones and their wide network of contacts across the country to conduct a Mobile Phone Panel Survey. Samples were drawn from all the 36 states of the federation and Abuja. In addition, an in-depth review of mitigation measures and policy directions of other countries, including New Zealand and Malaysia, that seem to have made progress was done.

Findings from the survey will help government and development organizations to evolve effective and evidence-based policies and strategies for improving the living conditions of households in the country during and after the pandemic.