GLD-SAIPAR Covid-19 survey in Zambia dataset.

Metheney EA, Lust E

Data Brief 51 (-) 109735 [2023-12-00; online 2023-10-26]

In March 2020, Zambia reported their first cases of Covid-19, with the government restricting non-essential travel, banning large public gatherings, and establishing emergency committees to spearhead efforts to contain the pandemic at a national level. The Governance and Local Development Institute (GLD) in collaboration with South African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR) implemented a survey in 2020 to generate a dataset to provide better understanding of citizens' responses to such measures, and the impact of the pandemic on their individual lives and communities. To generate as complete a picture as possible of the local situations over time, we conducted two survey rounds. These rounds resulted in a total of 3925 completed surveys (1022 respondents took both rounds), gathering information on issues including knowledge of Covid-19; attitudes and fears surrounding health and economic impacts; social, economic, and health vulnerabilities; social distancing practices and other preventative measures. Particular attention was paid to the local variation in concerns over the social stigma, levels of enforcement, and engagement of different authorities.

Category: Social Science & Humanities

Funder: VR

Type: Journal article

PubMed 37965609

DOI 10.1016/j.dib.2023.109735

Crossref 10.1016/j.dib.2023.109735

pmc: PMC10641148
pii: S2352-3409(23)00804-1

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