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Beliefs and Behaviours towards COVID-19 in Mozambique

Project Info

Principal Investigators

Pedro C. Vicente (Nova SBE)
Mattia Fracchia (Nova SBE)

Field Coordinator

Frederica Mendonça

Funding

International Growth Centre (IGC)

About this Project

There is considerable uncertainty around the current state and future developments of the COVID-19 crisis in Mozambique, both for health outcomes as well as economic and social outcomes. As in many Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries, measures such as imposed lockdowns are likely to be particularly challenging and even counterproductive in the face of fragile livelihoods. In these contexts, it is of utmost importance to make sure that the population correctly understands, internalizes, and adopts the best practices to prevent and limit contagion, while minimizing impacts on economic activity.

We will survey by phone, in two separate waves, two samples from previous large-scale randomized field experiments: a) household heads from 206 communities in the province of Cabo Delgado, from Armand et al. (2019); b) microentrepreneurs from 13 formal and informal urban markets in the greater Maputo, from Batista et al. (2020).

More information about the fieldwork here.