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Snapshot of financial health during peak COVID-19

FIBR

BFA’s third wave of the rapid online “dipstick” surveys of low- and lower-middle-income respondents in  Ghana, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, the UK, the US, and Vietnam show a further decline in people’s income, savings and increase in expenses especially in countries with the most severe lockdown measures. A summary of the findings  Income

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Webinar Recap: The impact of COVID-19 on Financial Diaries respondents in Kenya

FIBR

In this webinar recording, FSD Kenya and BFA Global present key findings from research on the social, financial, and economic impact of COVID-19 on low-income Kenyans.  Webinar Presentation Read more blogs on how low-income Kenyans are coping with the changes in their lives induced by Coronavirus here.

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Taking the COVID-19 temperature in emerging markets: A dipstick survey to draw early insights about impact on Livelihoods

FIBR

At the end of March, BFA conducted a rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the livelihoods of people in seven countries- Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Mexico, India, UK, US. The survey found that low-income and lower-middle-income families are experiencing a decrease in income, with a significant decrease recorded for Kenya, Mexico, and South

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Humanitarian Cash Transfers and Financial Inclusion

CGAP

CGAP’s new publication examines the opportunities for humanitarian actors in Lebanon and Jordan to use the cash and voucher assistance (CVA) programs as a pathway to financial inclusion. Syrian refugees in the two countries receive more than a quarter of their humanitarian assistance in the form of cash and vouchers. CGAP observes that there are

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Vulnerable Groups in Lebanon Cite Health as Top Financial Challenge

CGAP

Refugees and host communities in Lebanon are faced with high levels of financial exclusion, a situation that is usually made worse by health-related shocks.   A 2019, study by the World Bank Group and CGAP found that these communities tend to rely on informal mechanisms to manage irregular cash-flows, such as converting cash to gold, borrowing

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