December 1

COVID-19 Impact on Women-Led Micro Business Widens Socio-Economic Gap in India: Survey


The adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on women-led micro businesses in India has exacerbated the vast socio-economic gap, finds a survey.

The survey suggests that governments, banks and other financial institutions must immediately follow effective gender-sensitive policy responses to improve the situation.

The findings are based on a collaborative study by Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME) and LEAD at Krea University, Andhra Pradesh which seeks to capture the impact on micro enterprises in India during the Covid-19 crisis through a survey. LEAD is a non-profit research organisation.

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Source: Hindustan Times (link opens in a new window)

Coronavirus, Investing
financial inclusion, impact investing, women entrepreneurs