Mitigating the Socio-Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on MSMEs in Uganda
The pandemic has disrupted the Ugandan economy from macro to micro levels. Notably, the policy responses at the macro level have exposed the vulnerabilities of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
This calls for a methodology that articulates the macro-micro linkages (in terms of fiscal, monetary, and regulatory responses) during and after the covid-19 pandemic.
This study will carry out a quantitative analysis of the macroeconomic data before and after the covid-19 pandemic.
Both qualitative and quantitative methods will be employed in the generation of relevant data generation and engagement. The study seeks to make substantial contributions to the evidence, research uptake, and capacity building.
- Generate timely up-to-date data to assess and monitor the impact of the pandemic on MSMEs and households.
- Assess the appropriateness of the monetary, fiscal, and regulatory responses that have been adopted in Uganda to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on MSMEs in the immediate, short, medium, and long term.
Uganda-specific data and evidence generated on MSMEs to inform public policy, business practices, innovations, and community responses to COVID-19.
- Covid-19 taskforce
- Ministry of Finance
- Bank of Uganda
- Other ministries, including Trade, Local Government, and Gender
- President’s Office
- Development partners i.e World Bank, GIZ, DFID
- CSOs and private sector associations
- Individual MSMEs
Read more about the project in Uganda and other countries: here
Read our latest research under this project here:
The project has received enormous coverage from the media both local and international;
Newspaper Cover: Our latest research under the project made to the cover of the Observer Newspaper, detailing the business mortality and jobs carnage that different spells of covid-19 lockdowns caused among MSMEs. Read the story here
Watch NTV Uganda video here: 400,000 JOBS LOST TO COVID: New economic report paints gloomy picture
Daily Monitor: How Covid-19 pandemic has left deep scars on businesses, jobs. Read Here