The case study provides a detailed account of the Government of India’s food security response to the COVID-19 pandemic through its Public Distribution System (PDS), the world’s largest food security program. It captures how the government reached its 810 million poor to provide food grains despite stringent lockdowns.
Beyond the barriers of affordability: An analysis of India’s cooking fuel support program under the COVID-19 assistance package
As part of the relief measures announced by the Indian government to combat the COVID-19 crisis, 80 million poor women received cash transfers to purchase liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). This paper analyzes the program’s performance and the experience of beneficiaries while purchasing LPG refills from the money disbursed during and after the lockdown.
This report attempts to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on FinTechs in Senegal and understand how the ecosystem adapted and evolved during 2020. It further sheds light on the measures policymakers announced to support FinTechs and their effectiveness.
This report attempts to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on FinTechs in Côte d’Ivoire and understand how the ecosystem adapted and evolved during 2020. It further sheds light on the measures policymakers announced to support FinTechs and their effectiveness.
This study assesses the impact of COVID-19 on the demand for financial services through agents and agent operations. It seeks to understand the ability of cash-in cash-out (CICO) agents to support government assistance programs. The study further provides recommendations to support policy development and aid the recovery of CICO agents in Indonesia.
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs): Senegal country report
Still reeling from the effects of the pandemic, MSMEs in Senegal need targeted support. This study highlights the impact of COVID-19 on MSMEs and their coping strategies. It further provides recommendations for policymakers and financial service providers to support them.