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Covid-19 trackers

Household and Job Survey

The Households and Jobs Tracker is an initiative led by GSS in partnership with UNICEF and the World Bank, with technical support from Innovation for Poverty Action (IPA). This nationally-representative sample survey is one of three COVID-19 impact studies being implemented by GSS. The intention is to follow over 3,000 households from all 16 regions of Ghana through telephone-based interviews.

Household and Job Survey report
Release of summary results
COVID-19 Household Module A
COVID-19 Household Module B

COVID-19 Business Tracker

The shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has had considerable impacts on Ghanaian firms. Collaborating with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank, the Ghana Statistical Service’s Ghana Business Tracker aims at providing critical information to help the Government of Ghana, development partners and other organizations monitor the effects of the pandemic on businesses. The survey interviewed 4311 firms and was conducted between May 26 and June 17, 2020.

Business Tracker Brief Report
Business Tracker Release
Business Tracker Wave 1 Main Report -- (New)
Infographics (How COVID-19 is affecting firms in Ghana wave 1) -- (New)

The second round (a panel survey) was conducted between August 15 - September 10, 2020, following up on the first round conducted between May 26 - June 17, 2020. A total of 3,658 firms were interviewed as part of the second-round survey.

Wave 2 Summary Report
Infographics (How COVID-19 is affecting firms in Ghana wave 2 -- (New)


COVID-19 Local Economy Tracker

Although various containment strategies have been put in place to stop the spread of the COVID-19, it is evident that the pandemic has had negative effects on households and businesses, as well as the local economies in Ghana. To assess the impact of the pandemic on the local economies, the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) conducted a survey on 2,770 localities in the country from May to June 2020. Out of the total number of localities surveyed: 554 of them are in districts that were in lockdown areas; 1,169 were in districts that share international borders with other countries (border districts); and 1,047 were neither in lockdown nor border districts (other districts). These results present the key findings from respondents involved in this survey.

Local Economy Tracker Brief Report