The Impact of Access to Credit and Business Training on Entrepreneurs’ Business Outcomes and Resilience to COVID-19

Lise Masselus
Fieldwork by:
2000 business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs
2020 - 2020
Target group:
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Women and girls
Outcome of interest:
  • Earnings and income
Intervention type:
  • Business skills training
  • Credit
  • COVID-19 response
Research papers:

The global pandemic and economic shutdown due to COVID-19 are likely to have enormous impacts on rural households, and being self-employed might affect the ability of households to mitigate, cope with, and recover from the shock. Researchers are conducting a randomized evaluation to test the impact of access to credit and business training on entrepreneurs’ business outcomes and households’ resilience to cope with the consequences of COVID-19. Research is ongoing; results are forthcoming.