The Kenya COVID-19 Economic Tracker is a unique “one stop shop” for real-time data on the spread of COVID-19 and its economic fallout in Kenya. Our goal is to help policy makers in Kenya craft both public health and economic responses to the crisis. We will continue adding data as it becomes available.
Explore our data in real time by selecting one of the survey activities on the right
Time series on the economic well-being of households in Siaya County during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Time series showing enterprises outcomes in Siaya County during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Descriptive statistics for households, microenterprises and formal firms.
Descriptive statistics for rural households in Kakamega and Bungoma counties.
Quick-response online survey tracking prices of essential consumer products across Kenya.
Population phone survey with 2,001 residents of Meru county, such as business owners, vulnerable households, and community health workers.
Evolution of events in Kenya and government measures to contain the spread of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected Kenya creating an even more urgent need for timely data and evidence to help monitoring and mitigating the impact of the crisis.
We are generating descriptive statistics on COVID-19, behavioral adaptations, and local economic activity. We are collecting information at the household, formal firm and microenterprise level on a wide range of indicators: impact on employment, access to services, travel and recent contacts, knowledge of COVID-19 mitigation measures, mental well-being and food security. As the epidemic unfolds, news consumption, trust in government and authorities, and social cohesion may also be affected. All of these data are being collected through phone surveys in representative samples of different study areas, and we will be posting weekly updates to disseminate our findings in real time. The preliminary data will be shown in graphs in the links above.
The World Bank, in collaboration with KNBS and UNHCR, is collecting household data targeting both Kenyan and refugee adults through phone surveys. It is also collecting data at the microenterprise level targeting both micro business owners or job seekers between 18 and 35 years old. In addition, it is collecting data at the firm level in collaboration with KNBS.
A joint research team at Berkeley and Busara is analyzing phone survey data from Siaya County, measuring outcomes for households and enterprises targeted in Egger et al (2019), and bringing in an additional sample based on a recent census activity to ensure the sample is representative for the entire study area.
Collaborators on this project are:
Blastus Bwire - Vyxer REMIT Kenya;
Dennis Egger - University of California, Berkeley;
Tilman Graff - Busara Center, Nairobi;
Johannes Haushofer - Princeton University;
George Kinyanjui - University of Cape Town;
Magdalena Larreboure - Busara Center, Nairobi;
Layna Lowe - University of California, Berkeley;
Anya Marchenko - University of California, Berkeley;
Edward Miguel - University of California, Berkeley;
Carolyne Nekesa - Vyxer REMIT Kenya;
Cecilia Nekesa - Vyxer REMIT Kenya;
Samuel Oonge - Vyxer REMIT Kenya;
Eric Owino - Vyxer REMIT Kenya;
Utz Johann Pape - The World Bank;
Carlos Paramo - University of California, Berkeley;
Amy J. Pickering - Tufts University;
Julie E. Powers - Tufts University;
Andrew Wabwire - Vyxer REMIT Kenya;
Michael Walker - University of California, Berkeley;
Verena Wiedemann - University of Oxford;
Eleanor Wiseman - University of California, Berkeley.
Are you working in Kenya and would like to contribute your data to our website? Please contact us.