Philippines: Impact of COVID-19 on Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)
The extended community quarantine imposed by the government to contain the spread of COVID-19 has adversely affected MSMEs in the Philippines. This report outlines the impact of the pandemic on MSMEs and provides recommendations for policymakers to support their recovery.
Indonesia has been the hotbed for FinTech innovations across the ASEAN region. However, like all other businesses, FinTechs in the country too have been struggling to cope with the Pandemic. In this study, we highlight the impact of the pandemic on FinTechs in Indonesia.
COVID-19: A harbinger of consumer behavior shifts among FinTech users
The blog analyzes the impact of the COVID-19 on two major categories of FinTechs—credit and savings FinTechs. We analyze the immediate impact of the pandemic and the ensuing regulatory changes on FinTechs along with some long-term changes in consumer behavior that can have a systemic adverse impact. We close by recommending data-driven measures that credit and savings FinTechs should take today to control and arrest such adverse changes in consumer behavior.
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, agricultural activities in India were exempt from restrictions. However, the lockdowns led to various disruptions in the supply chain. This blog summarizes the impact of COVID-19 on different sub-sectors and highlights the measures the government took to address the problems of farmers.
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on CICO agents- Uganda report
This report explores the impact of COVID-19 on CICO agents in Uganda. It also highlights the strategies agents adopted to stay afloat during the pandemic and provides recommendations for policymakers and financial service providers to support these agents better.
We are looking up to business correspondents in the pandemic; but what are they looking at?
The business correspondent (BC) network in India has become indispensable for last-mile financial service delivery across urban and rural centers. In light of the current pandemic, our note highlights the challenges BC agents face while providing services in far-flung unbanked areas.