Navigating Through COVID-19: A Snapshot on How the Pandemic Affected MSMEs in Sierra Leone
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting businesses on a national and global scale. As governments introduced measures to contain the domestic spread of the virus, restrictions on trade have impeded the flow of goods and services and intensified global uncertainty. As a consequence, businesses, financial institutions, state agencies, associations, and other public and private enterprises need to find new ways to cope with the pandemic.
This note focuses on how micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are affected by the pandemic and are dealing with its impact in Sierra Leone. This note is part of a series that will provide snapshots of the state of MSMEs’ business operations and how they are navigating their way through the COVID-19 pandemic in countries across Africa and the Middle East.