Digital Adoption of MSMEs During COVID-19

The use of digital payments surged during the pandemic, forcing many micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to turn to a range of digital tools for their businesses, including payments via mobile money, marketing products on social media, and selling on e-commerce platforms. Digital tools helped many MSMEs address challenges in the wake of the pandemic and ongoing economic conditions, but digital adoption among MSMEs has been slow and uneven.

In this report, CFI explores how MSMEs used digital products during the pandemic, what barriers they faced with digital adoption, and what can be done to support the growth of MSMEs in the digital economy.

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By Shradha Modi