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Media Room

COVID-19 Impact on Financial Lives and Livelihoods in Nigeria Webinar

11:59 am - 18th May 2020

In response to the COVID-19 and lockdown, FinMark Trust through the i2i initiative, in partnership with EFInA commissioned a survey to complete a mobile data collection effort that focuses on generating more complete and inclusive datasets on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting on financial lives and livelihoods of Nigerians.  

EFInA organized a webinar on Friday, May 15, to disseminate the key findings which revealed that some Nigerian households were beginning to experience reduced income, lower food consumption, and reduced access to financial and health services following the onset of the COVID-19 epidemic and related lockdown. The survey, conducted via mobile phones,  is nationally representative of the Nigerian adult population (18+) as more than 1,800 adults were surveyed between April 8 and 16 via computer-aided telephone interviews (CATI). Similar surveys were also carried out in Kenya and South Africa.

The following presentations were made at the event:

  • A presentation by EFInA:
    • COVID-19 Impact on Financial Lives & Livelihood Tracker – Nigeria
    • The Financial Inclusion Implication and Opportunities for Digital Financial Services
  • A presentation on Sustainable data collection and COVID-19 from insight2impact facility



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