An insight into the case fatality rate and its association with preventive measures taken by government in response to Covid-19
On May 3rd, India completed 40 days in lockdown due to the COVID-19 health emergency. Epidemiologists and data scientists have created simulations and models to project the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, if preventive measures such as screening, isolation, quarantine and a nation-wide lockdown had not been implemented.
Innovations and coping strategies for food security at the time of COVID-19
COVID-19 is likely to have a widespread, deep, and prolonged impact on every sector and segment. In this blog, we discuss some innovations and practical solutions for governments and other stakeholders to consider to aid food security and to protect the livelihoods of smallholders
How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect the Indian fintech startup ecosystem: Four predictions and one suggestion
As with all players in the economy, fintechs too are feeling the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Early trends indicate a host of changes in the horizon. These include four key developments in the fintech ecosystem. Read our analysis for more.
In the time of COVID-19, agent networks in Kenya are coping with lock-downs and curfews, social distancing and hygiene, and reduced hours of bank operations. Using near-live data from the Caribou Data platform and MSC’s extensive experience on agent networks, the blog attempts to understand the situation for mobile money and banking agents on the ground in Kenya.
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.