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Rural, informal micro-entrepreneurs at the heart of community resilience

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This brief will look at how the COVID-19 crisis is likely to affect different types of rural households in emerging markets and what the cascading effects may be on markets, food security, and national security. It seeks to be pragmatic and elevate the real experiences of smallholders and service providers who are most affected by ripple effects in the economy.In this brief, we look at how the COVID-19 crisis will impact rural, informal micro-enterprises that are at the heart of community financial liquidity; often finance household expenses, such as school fees and healthcare costs; and are disproportionately run by women.

Document Information

Document Type Brief
Year of Publication 2020
Publisher ISF Advisors, the RAF Learning Lab, and The Feed the Future Initiative
Number of Pages 15
Region / Country Global /
Primary Language English (en)
Keywords Rural informal entrepreneur
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