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Kenya COVID-19 insights for inclusive finance

October 14th, 2020

Kenya COVID-19 insights for inclusive finance

Since the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus, FSD Kenya has been tracking the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on low-income Kenyans, small enterprises, and underserved groups such as women and youth. FSD Kenya has also played a part in helping the financial sector solutions and policies that support low-income people in their daily grapple to survive and small businesses in their struggle to stay afloat.

FSD Kenya has been in these three key qualitative and quantitative interventions:

1. The Kenya Covid Diaries

The Kenya Covid Diaries are a qualitative study, presented in a series of blogs and case studies. Conducted by FSD Kenya in partnership with BFA Global, it provides a vivid picture of how ordinary Kenyans are coping with the Covid-19 crisis in their daily lives. Read the stories and case studies

2. COVID-19 EconData Kenya

This is a website supported by FSD Kenya that gathers data and tracks the impacts of the responses to Covid-19 on the economy, the financial sector and people’s financial lives and resilience. It also makes it easily usable in targeting economically vulnerable populations in Kenya. Explore the data

3. Africa COVID-19 tracking survey

This is a comparative survey that tracks themes including health and risk behaviours, food security, income, work and job security, personal safety concerns, and access to government and community support. Led by FinMark Trust in collaboration with FSD Kenya and other FSDs, the survey offers a comparative study across seven African countries. These are Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, and South Africa. Explore the Africa Covid-19 tracking survey.

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