COVID-19 LAC High Frequency Phone Survey 2023, Wave 4
Socio-Economic/Monitoring Survey [hh/sems]
This survey is a follow-up initiative to the final delivery of the series of LAC: COVID-19 High Frequency Monitoring Project (Phase1 - P173987) & (Phase 2- P175839).
After implementing Phase 1 of the High-Frequency Phone Survey (HFPS) project in Latin America and The Caribbean in 2020, the World Bank conducted Phase 2 in 2021 to continue to assess the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on households. The Phase 2, conducted in partnership with the UNDP LAC Chief Economist office, included two waves. Wave 1 covering 24 countries. Wave 2 collected between October and December 2021, covering 22 countries. Of these countries, 13 participated in Phase 1: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay and Peru. Countries that joined in Phase 2 are: Antigua & Barbuda and Brazil (only in Wave 1), Belize, Dominica, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Lucia and Uruguay. Wave 4 collected in Haiti between March and April 2023 is a follow-up initiative to the two waves of data collection that occurred in 2021 and 2022.
Unit of Analysis
Households and individuals of 18 years of age and older.
Edited, anonymized dataset for public distribution.
The 2023 HFPS for Haiti collects information on changes in employment, income, and prices, prevalence of food insecurity, access to health, education, and financing services. This allows users to compare certain indicators of living conditions of households and individuals with the 2020, 2021 and 2022 HFPS. Additionally, the Wave 4 gathered information on disaster risk management, gender issues, mental health, coping mechanisms and childcare. As in the first phase, this survey is representative of individuals of 18 years of age or above who have an active cellphone number or a landline at home. An improvement in the sampling methodology also allows for the data of Wave 4 to be representative of school-age children and adolescents for the education module, and childcare for children up to 5 years old.
Producers and sponsors
The World Bank Group
The World Bank Group
Caribbean Contact Center S.A.
Supervision and quality control
The World Bank Group
The size of the selected global sample of telephone numbers for Wave 4 (cellular and landline phones) was based on the previous procedures carried out in phases 1 and 2 in order to collect information for about 1,500 individuals. Please see Sampling Design and Weighting document for more detail on sampling procedures for phases 1 and 2.
HFPS Phase 2 has three units of analysis: households, adult individuals (18 years of age and older), children 0-5 years old, and children 6 through 17 years of age. Weights were computed for each sample unit and should be used according to the estimate of interest.
The weighting process for the 13 Countries included in LAC HFPS Phase 1 involve five steps:
1. Calculation of the inclusion probabilities of landline and cell phone numbers.
2. Computation of design weights for households and individuals.
3. Attrition nonresponse weighting adjustment for the panel sample component, and first-time nonresponse adjustment for the supplement sample component.
4. Calibration of household, adult and child/adolescent weights, using external ancillary data from official sources (adjusted by national phone coverage).
5. Weight trimming and recalibration.
The sample design and weighting procedures for new countries are the same ones used for the Original Countries in Phase 1 Wave 1. For a detailed description, see https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/336371631859678760/pdf/COVID-19-High-Frequency-Phone-Surveys-in-Latin-America-Technical-Note-on-Sampling-Design-Weighting-and-Estimation.pdf
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Telephone Interview [cati]
Sistemas integrales and the World Bank team were jointly in charge of all supervision activities.
Data Collection Notes
In wave 4, the project collected information from individuals who were not interviewed in wave 3.
Questionnaires are available for download in English.
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the Identification of the Primary Investigator
- the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download
World Bank (2023). Haiti Covid-19 High-Frequency Phone Survey 2023, Wave 4. Ref: HTI_2023_HFPS-W4_v01_M. Washington DC. Dataset downloaded from [url] on [date].
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.