Summary of the Samoan Rapid Socio-Economic Impact Survey for COVID-19
12 August 2020
Summary document of an online survey conducted by the United Nations in Samoa in June and July 2020.
The information is based on 286 responses. 57 percent of respondents were female, 68 percent were between 25 and 44 years old and 76 percent defined themselves as the main family income earner.
The survey shows that although Samoa acted decisively to implement a state of emergency that has prevented the spread of COVID-19 and saved many lives, its people have been affected in multiple ways by the global pandemic -and the socio-economic cost continues to grow. Although a health crisis has been avoided, poverty may rise and action is required to protect the most vulnerable.