In November 2020, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, The Central Bank of Kenya and FSD Kenya ran the first wave of the Micro and Small Enterprise (MSE) COVID-19 Tracker Survey to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on micro-businesses. Without relevant data on how these businesses have faired during COVID-19, it is difficult for policymakers to respond to their needs effectively. The FinAccess MSE COVID-19 tracker survey aims to contribute in filling this gap.
The data for the FinAccess COVID-19 MSE Tracker came from a phone survey conducted by FSD Kenya, KNBS & CBK. The sample was derived from the FinAccess 2019 household survey and the population of Kenyan adults indicating that they were self employed at the end of 2018 (17.5% of the total population of adults over 18 years).