Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs)- Kenya report

This report provides a detailed country-level view of the impact of COVID-19 on micro, small, and medium enterprises in Kenya. It also highlights their coping strategies and provides recommendations for policymakers and financial service providers to support them.

The economic disruptions from COVID-19 have left MSMEs in Kenya struggling to survive. Our report highlights the impact of the pandemic on the business operations, supply chains, as well as the household income and expenditure of MSMEs. It delves deeper into the coping strategies these enterprises adopted to mitigate the effects of this disruption. The report also provides policy recommendations to boost the income of MSMEs, reduce their burden of expenses, and help them recover once the crisis is over.

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Olivia Obiero


Anup Singh

Associate Director