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Mobility Analysis During Lockdown

Anonymised and aggregated data from Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) is a key data source for understanding the mobility patterns of populations, and improving decision-making and scenario planning during the COVID-19 epidemic. This data can be analysed in near real-time and provide an overview of mobility patterns across all of Ghana. Flowminder is working with Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) to produce mobility indicators from aggregated and anonymised data provided by Vodafone Ghana. These indicators can be used by the government and public health experts to inform response efforts.

We published a report with initial insights on 3rd April, showing how population movements had been affected by nationwide school closures and a nationwide ban on public gatherings, and then by a lockdown in parts of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area. In this second report, we extend our previous analyses to show how population movements have changed since lockdown measures were lifted. Details of the analysis methods are included in the Annexes at the end of this report. Read more...

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