Surveys and Assessments on Young People and COVID-19
The health and non-health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescents and young people, including those stemming from policy responses such as lockdowns, are proving to be significant. An understanding of these impacts is critical for informing governments’ responses and recovery plans in addition to UNFPA’s pandemic response and mitigation measures. Many organizations are conducting surveys or assessments, which can be strengthened through reference to prior relevant practices in survey design and impact assessment.
This guidance note is intended for UNFPA country offices and their implementing partners who are involved in monitoring/assessing the impacts of COVID-19 and adapting programmes and interventions for young people. Domains of assessment are provided, along with relevant links to existing surveys, where specific questions can be drawn or adapted. For mandate-specific domains, more detail is provided.