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The plight of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises amidst COVID-19: A post lockdown analysis based on Business Climate Survey
The COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent containment measures have had devastating effects on Uganda’s businesses resulting in the economy’s general slowdown. Despite the macro-level impacts, evidence at a micro-level, especially regarding the post lockdown period, generally remains anecdotal.
More specifically, that relating to schools—the most prominent formal private-sector employer in Uganda and worst affected by the school closures—is lacking, notwithstanding the phased re-opening of schools that started in October 2020. In this special Business Climate Index Issue, we examine the pandemic’s impact on MSMEs and private schools in Uganda, considering the lockdown and post lockdown period and schools’ re-opening.
Read more in this special issue.
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