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 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.
Responding to COVID-19 in Kenya- A demand-side view from Kenya
MSC conducted research to understand how the low- and middle-income (LMI) segments cope with the COVID-19 pandemic in five countries. This report from Kenya offers a glimpse into their challenges, concerns, and new opportunities in these trying times.
Enabling the community to embrace digital payments as the new normal after the COVID-19 pandemic
Since the onset of the pandemic, the low- and moderate-income (LMI) segment had a direct impact on their day-to-day life. We reflect through Kabita, an LMI customer in Bangladesh, on the barriers LMIs faced during the pandemic and how DFS nudged them towards building resilience.
Gender: The blind spot of the COVID-19 response in low- and middle-income countries
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges for governments and citizens around the world, straining health systems, economies, and the very social fabric of nations. This blog explores four potential fallouts of COVID-19 that will create lasting socio-economic impact on women in India and other LMI countries.