COVID-19: Impact on firms

COVID-19 has affected all parts of the world. The breadth and depth of the effects of the outbreak on the world population and its productive capacity remain uncertain. However, it is clear that many government measures to curtail contagion will have a direct impact on the private sector—including the hundreds of millions who derive their living from its activity. As part of the overall response of the Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC) of the World Bank, the Enterprise Analysis Unit has been developing different approaches to measure the virus’s impact on the private sector.

The Indicators presented here provide a snapshot of the impact of COVID-19 on the private sector based on the Follow-up Surveys. 

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Where are Follow-up Surveys taking place?

Africa

 

Economy

Baseline Survey

Year

Phase

Profile

Chad2018Under implementation 
Guinea2016Under implementation 

Mozambique

2018

Under implementation

 
Niger2017Under implementation 

Rwanda

2019

Planned

 

Somalia

2019

Under implementation

 
Togo2016Under implementation 

Zambia

2019

Under implementation

 
Zimbabwe2016Under implementation 

 

Europe & Central Asia

 

Economy

Baseline Survey

Year

Phase

Profile

Albania2019Under implementation 
Armenia*2019Completed Wave-1 
Belarus2018Planned 

Bulgaria

2019

Planned

 

Croatia

2019

Planned

 

Cyprus

2019

Under implementation

 

Czech Republic

2019

Planned

 

Estonia

2019

Planned

 
Georgia2019

Completed Wave-1

Country Profile

Greece

2018

Under implementation

 

Hungary

2019

Planned

 

Italy

2019

Under implementation

 

Latvia

2019

Planned

 

Lithuania

2019

Planned

 

Malta

2019

Planned

 

Moldova

2019

Completed Wave-1

Country Profile

Mongolia

2019

Under implementation

 

Poland

2019

Under implementation

 

Portugal

2019

Planned

 

Romania

2019

Under implementation

 

Russian Federation

2019

Under implementation

 

Slovak Republic

2019

Planned

 

Slovenia

2019

Under implementation

 

 

Latin America & the Caribbean

 

Economy

Baseline Survey

Year

Phase

Profile

El Salvador2016Planned 

Guatemala

2017

Planned 
Honduras2016Planned 
Nicaragua2016Planned 

 

Middle East & North Africa

 

Economy

Baseline Survey

Year

Phase

Profile

Jordan2019Under implementation 
Lebanon2019Under implementation 

Morocco

2019

Under implementation

 


*For Armenia, the survey covers micro firms, i.e., firms with less than five employees.