Diana Siddiqui

Posts by Diana Siddiqui

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on low- and moderate-income (LMIs) populations and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs)

This report provides an overview of the impact of COVID-19 on low- and moderate-income (LMIs) populations, and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and cash-in and cash-out (CICO) agents, in Asia and Africa, their coping strategies, and recommendations for policymakers and financial service providers to support them.

MSMEs in Kenya amid COVID-19: A question of survival

In this blog, we present key insights from MSC’s research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and their coping strategies. We conclude with recommendations for the government to formulate policy measures and for the donor agencies to support the recovery of Kenyan MSMEs and build their resilience.

Impact of COVID 19 on farmers in Kenya and the government’s response

This blog captures the analysis of the impact of COVID 19 on farmers in Kenya and their coping mechanisms. The blog further explores how the government is supporting the sector with relief measures, and what more needs to be done by the public and private agencies to help the sector recover.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on farmers-Kenya report

This report highlights the findings of the dipstick research jointly funded by MSC and SCBF. It captures a detailed analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on farmers and their coping strategies. The report further provides recommendations for policymakers and financial service providers to support the farmers.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on CICO agents- Kenya report

This report highlights the findings of the second round of the dipstick research jointly funded by MSC and SCBF. It captures a detailed analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on CICO agents and their coping strategies. The report further provides recommendations for policymakers and financial service providers to support their recovery.

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

This report highlights findings from the second round of the dipstick research jointly funded by MSC and SCBF. It captures a detailed analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and their coping strategies. The report further provides recommendations for policymakers and financial service providers to support MSMEs.

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.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on CICO agents- Kenya report

This report highlights the impact of COVID-19 on CICO (cash-in and cash-out) agents in Kenya and the issues they have faced while delivering financial services since the onset of the pandemic. It also offers recommendations to policymakers and digital financial service providers to address key concerns and help CICO agents continue their services.