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A Report on Digital Socio Impact Assessment of COVID19 in Gandaki Province

Nov 28, 2021

This Digital Socio-Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) on the impacts of COVID-19 in Gandaki province, Nepal, was conducted jointly by the UNDP Nepal’s Accelerator Lab, UNDP SURGE Data Hub, Country Support Management Team, and UNDP Crisis Bureau at the request of and in collaboration with the Policy and Planning Commission (PPC) of Gandaki Province.

The study examines the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on study populations; namely: households, farmers, daily wage earners, and service sector enterprises (hotel and transportation). The assessment presents key findings and recommends policy measures to address the negative effects of COVID-19 on the study populations. The assessment attempts to reveal the extent of vulnerability experienced by those directly impacted by COVID-19 in Gandaki Province. Since the data collected for this assessment only reveals the vulnerabilities of the study populations, we hope this assessment will lay the groundwork for further comprehensive assessments in the future.

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