Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on low- and moderate-income (LMIs) populations and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs)- Comparative report
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.
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.
Analysis of India’s payment system indicators in Q3 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, digital pathways offer a hopeful sign in the country’s payments landscape. This second edition of MSC’s analysis covers select payments system indicators in India during Q3 2020—with some surprising results.
A woman micro-merchant who went digital to build resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic
As part of the i3 Program in Bangladesh, we met Khushi, a micro-merchant in Khilgaon, Dhaka. Khushi’s story reflects the journey of more than 2 million micro-merchants who transitioned to a digital mode of payment and kept their businesses running during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this video, we present the challenges that savings groups face due to the COVID-19 pandemic and how the digitization of these savings groups operations benefits both the group members and the associated financial service providers.