FinAccess MSE COVID-19 Tracker

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 by providing data on how micro firms have responded to and coped during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 percent of the total population of adults over 18 years).

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