NIDS-CRAM forms part of a broader project, the Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (CRAM).
The CRAM project has a number of core partners from different universities and government departments. Importantly, the study would not be possible without the formal support of The Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) within the Presidency who made the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) sampling frame available for NIDS-CRAM.
The data collection and quality control processes for NIDS-CRAM have been run by the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) at UCT. Operational staff for CRAM come from the Research on Socioeconomic Policy (RESEP) group at Stellenbosch University.
The CRAM project is funded by three donors: The Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy, the Federated Employer’s Mutual (FEM) Education Fund, and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.
In addition to the Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), the CRAM project also received formal endorsement from the National Treasury, the Department of Health and the National Planning Commission. Each of these departments receive regular updates on the overall CRAM project as and when results and information is available.
The researchers involved in the CRAM project come from the following South African universities: