Digital Socio-Economic Impact Assessment
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have devastating impacts on health, social, economic and environmental systems. Against this backdrop, decision makers require flexible, rapid and evidence-based diagnostic tools to inform crucial interventions and policy decisions. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has developed the Digital Socio-economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) to provide governments with comprehensive and timely information for evidence-based decision-making in responding to the needs of affected populations and enterprises in the immediate, medium and long-term.
Digital SEIA is an end-to-end rapid digital toolkit based on an open-source primary data collection software that enables governments to embrace digital transformation for evidence-based policymaking and digital governance solutions. The toolkit harnesses the power of various cutting-edge data collection, visualization and analysis systems, including KoBo Toolbox and Microsoft PowerBI, to strengthen countries' analytical capabilities. It also helps to address the needs of the most vulnerable groups in a timely and accurate manner, thanks to georeferenced information with true added value for rapid evidence-based policymaking.
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Digital SEIA can be adapted to meet various objectives for data collection and visualization and supports multiple languages for both data collection and analysis, making it flexible and cost-effective. The toolkit builds on multiple components that bring complementary insights to inform decision makers on targeted policy interventions and may be integrated with rapid humanitarian and recovery assessments, such as COVID-19 Recovery Needs Assessments (CRNA) in addition to other assessments with medium and long-term horizons.
The toolkit allows analyses at the macro, meso, and micro levels by combining secondary data reviews, harnessing the power of data science and leveraging innovative data sources including Big Data and satellite imagery. Household and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) surveys have been tailored to specific national objectives and contexts. These includes informal sector surveys, household-enterprise surveys, and smallholder farmers surveys.