Food security: How are agriculture and the corner shops faring amid India’s lockdown?
What is the impact of COVID-19 on agriculture and microenterprises? As transport and flow of cash and goods remain restricted, how will farmers and owners of small shops cope with the crisis? These are some questions we explore in detail as we devise suggestions for policymakers and players in the ecosystem.
Micro and small enterprises: Will the pandemic put an end to their business?
This blog looks at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on micro and small enterprises (MSEs) across low- and middle-income countries, which are particularly vulnerable to shocks. Our research insights will help policymakers and financial institutions support the recovery and rebuilding of the MSME sector in the wake of the disease.
Our ongoing research uncovered a set of unique challenges that cash-in/cash-out (CICO) agents currently face in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, we look at the experience and behaviors of CICO agents across eight countries and explore ways to support them through favorable policies, even as the disease rages on around the world.
The economies have been hit already—we now need palliatives and ultimately cures
An economic pandemic is upon us as the COVID-19 infection continues to spread around world, affecting a billion people from the low-income segment. Our blog looks at why policymakers need a feedback loop of evidence-based information for governments to develop and deploy effective policy measures.
Survival tips for start-ups—taking a leaf out of Bear Grylls’ book
As COVID-19 has pushed the start-up world into chaos, many are redrawing their survival strategy to deal with an unprecedented pandemic. This blog draws key lessons from survivalist Bear Grylls for start-ups to tide over these wild and uncharted times of crisis.