Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on MSMEs: Indonesia report
The COVID-19 crisis has proven devastating for MSMEs in Indonesia, which have seen their revenues reduce to almost half. Our report analyzes the economic consequences of the pandemic on MSMEs, highlights their coping strategies, and provides policy recommendations to help them recover.
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-entrepreneurs and occupational hazards: Why do poor people settle for low-return employment?
In this blog, we highlight why the poor wish to engage in unskilled labor and petty trade by studying the records of respondents from low-income households in a “financial diary” research project in central Bangladesh.
Microfinance in a Dynamic Market: Financiera CREAR Peru Part 1
In this video series-1 Marcos Corrales, manager of Financiera CREAR’s Lima regional branch (Peru), talks about the success factors that contributed to the strong growth and performance of their lending activities. Peru is one of the most dynamic microfinance markets in the world. Marcos, who heads seven branches, tells that they started as an NGO […]