Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Socio-economic Conditions of Palestinian households Survey, CMMHH- (Mar-May) 2020
COVID-19 MENA Monitor Household Survey (HH/CMMHH)
The "Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Socio-economic Conditions of Palestinian households Survey" involves a cross-sectional dataset for individuals and includes some harmonized variables with COVID-19 MENA Monitor surveys.
We are witnessing rapid transformations following the outbreak of the (Covid-19) and its aftermath, which affected various aspects of life and has been largely reflected on the social, economic, environmental and health conditions; imposing a new reality and a fundamental change in society at all levels. This situation has put us in front of major challenges that require careful monitoring of the socio-economic conditions of Palestinians to measure the size of the changes in the social and economic indicators of the Palestinian households due to the pandemic.
The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) conducted a special household survey to measure the impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on the social and economic conditions of Palestinian households to provide evidence-based data that meets the needs of decision and policy makers, whether from the government, the public, and the private sectors, in addition to the civil society and international institutions. This much needed data would contribute to developing programs and interventions that shall reduce the effects and consequences of this pandemic.
The indicators of this survey measure the impact of this pandemic on social and economic aspects of the life of Palestinian Households from 05/03/2020 to 25/05/2020, which provides a comprehensive database. The sample of this survey is the same one used for the Socio-Economic Conditions Survey that was implemented in the year 2018 and which allows the provision of an integrated database that allows a household-level comparison of the impact of the pandemic on social and economic conditions.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
V1.0: Version 1 of the "Impact of COVID-19 on The Palestinian households' socio-economic conditions Survey" prepared for public dissemination.
The Impact of COVID-19 on The Palestinian households' socio-economic conditions Survey includes a questionnaire that covers:
· Identification Information,
· Labor Force,
· Access to Services,
· Social Protection.
All households who are normally residing in the State of Palestine in 2020.
Producers and sponsors
Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
The office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Palestine Office)
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
United Nations Population Fund
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
World Health Organization
World Food Programme
The list of households who responded in 2018 from the Socio-Economic Conditions Survey (9,926 households) is a representative sample. Each enumeration area consists of buildings and housing units with an average of about 150 households. These enumeration areas are used as primary sampling units (PSUs) in the first sampling selection stage.
The sample size was 9,926 households.
Two-stage stratified cluster sample
Stage 1: Sample of enumeration area from the Socio-Economic Conditions Survey 2018
Stage 2: Sample of a household from responsive households Socio-Economic Conditions Survey 2018.
*The Sample Strata:
The community has been divided into homogeneous strata as follows:
1. Governorate (16 Governorates)
2. Locality type (Urban, Rural, Refugee Camp)
The survey sample consists of about 9,926 households of which 8,709 households completed the interview and partially completed it. The response rate in Palestine after deleting over converge cases reached 93.6% (90.4% in West Bank, and 98.0% in Gaza Strip).
The weight of statistical units (sampling unit) in the sample is defined as the mathematical inverse of the selection probability, where the sample of the survey is a two-stage stratified cluster sample. In the first stage, we calculated the weight of enumeration areas depending on the probability of each enumeration area (a systematic random sample). Then, in the second stage, we calculated the weight of households in each enumeration area. Initial households' weights resulted from the product of the weight of the first stage and weight of the second stage, while final households' weights were obtained after adjustment of initial weights with the result of the interview and the level of design strata (governorate, locality type); thus, we get the final households' weights.
Note: there are more details on the sampling and weights in the "Main Finding Report" document at the documentation tab.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Telephone Interview [cati]
Data Collection Notes
- Reference Date:
· The reference time for the data was the lockdown period extending from the fifth of March to the twenty-fifth of May 2020.
- Field Operations:
· The sample size was 9,926 households distributed in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The data collection process was implemented through Computer Assisted Telephone Interviews (CATI), which is one of the surveys techniques implemented over the phone, where the researcher interviewed with the respondent through a telephone dialogue, and the interview was managed via an application uploaded to the PC tablet device that reflects the survey's questionnaire. This application is designed to collect data over the phone, as it is effective, flexible, and has accelerated data collection process and data processing.
Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
The survey questionnaire was designed according to the International recommendations with preserving the Palestinian society's specificities. The questionnaire included the most important variables about the phenomena related to the pandemic's impact on the social and economic conditions of Palestinian families. At the same time, it comes to meet the national, regional, and international needs for data on the pandemic's impact in Palestine.
Note: The questionnaire can be seen at the documentation materials tab.
Economic Research Forum
Economic Research Forum - 21 Al-Sad Al-Aaly St., Dokki, Giza, Egypt
To access the micro-data, researchers are required to register on the ERF website and comply with the data access agreement. The data will be used only for scholarly, research, or educational purposes. Users are prohibited from using data acquired from the Economic Research Forum in the pursuit of any commercial or private ventures.
Licensed datasets, accessible under conditions.
The users should cite the Economic Research Forum as follows:
"OAMDI, 2021. COVID-19 MENA Monitor Household Survey (CMMHH), http://www.erfdataportal.com/index.php/catalog. Version 1.0 of the licensed data files; PAL-CMMHH -(Mar-May)2020 -Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). Egypt: Economic Research Forum (ERF)."
Disclaimer and copyrights
The Economic Research Forum has granted the researcher access to relevant data following exhaustive efforts to protect the confidentiality of individual data. The researcher is solely responsible for any analysis or conclusions drawn from available data.