The Precarious Position of Microfinance During COVID-19

Microfinance is a sector of financial services that focuses on individuals that are otherwise unable to access credit through the banking system in their area by providing them with loans in [...]

Mobile Technologies Aiding in the Fight Against COVID-19 in Emerging Markets

On this blog, we frequently discuss the many ways that access to mobile technology has transformed lives for people living in emerging markets. From mobile money to apps specifically for farmers, [...]

COVID-19 Research in Latin America and the Caribbean

One unique aspect of COVID-19 is the way in which it spreads through asymptomatic carriers, and the relatively lengthy time it can take for the virus to display itself. For health researchers and [...]

COVID-19: A Tipping Point for Remote Research

Despite the technological innovations seen in the research industry over the past years, many researchers have been hesitant to adapt to new methods of data collection, preferring to stick with [...]

Loan Usage and Micro Loans in Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa

The usage of loans, particularly micro loans administered through digital lending groups, has increased substantially in countries in sub-Saharan Africa in the past decade. As the access to [...]

WASH Innovations in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa

The coronavirus pandemic disrupted the world as we knew it only five years into the UN’s fifteen-year-long Sustainable Development Goals campaign, which aims to accomplish a set of seventeen [...]

Electrification as a Tactic for Economic Recovery from Coronavirus in Sub-Saharan Africa

The economic growth of sub-Saharan Africa has been meticulously observed and analyzed on a global stage for decades. Over the years, economists and development experts have discussed the various [...]

Report: Economic Impact of COVID-19 Across sub-Saharan Africa

In the months since the COVID-19 outbreak started, it has already wreaked havoc on global economies; It is estimated that almost half the world’s population is at risk of job loss due to [...]

Financial Inclusion in the wake of COVID-19

Lack of access to financial tools—like credit and savings accounts—inhibit socio-economic mobility for individuals living in poverty across the globe. For approximately the past 40 years, there [...]

Coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa: Data shows changing food habits, increased testing

Following GeoPoll’s first two reports on the impact of COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa, we are pleased to release results from our latest round of data collection. Data was collected from 10 [...]

Frequently Asked Questions around Mobile Phone Surveys

For researchers around the globe, it is clear that the coronavirus outbreak will alter how business is done for years to come; Many data collection firms have paused in-person research for the [...]

Financial Impact of Coronavirus in Sub-Saharan Africa

The coronavirus global health pandemic is catalyzing stark changes throughout the world. Even areas where the total number of cases or deaths from the pathogen are relatively low are experiencing [...]

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