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An Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 Responses on MSMEs in the Informal Sector: Evidence from Commonwealth Countries in Africa

Published on 10 September 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to severe economic disruption, with the informal sector, employing nearly 86 per cent of Africans, being particularly vulnerable. This report summarises current policy responses and measures to provide support for the informal sector. It proposes a simple COVID-19 Response for Informal Sector (CRIS) Index that combines information on four indicators (breadth, access, cover and adequacy) for each policy area. Finally, it recommends measures that are needed to support recovery for informal enterprises and workers.

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Amrita Saha

Research Fellow

Image of Evert-jan Quak

Evert-jan Quak

Research Officer

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Marco Carreras

Post-doctoral Fellow

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