Impact of the COVID-19 on ITC SMEs in Senegal
Despite the widespread use of digital resources and remote work, Senegalese ICT SMEs are not spared by the COVID-19 crisis. OPTIC in partnership with the ITC, ASE- PEX, and CBI conducted this unpresented study to uncover ways to address the sector’s challenges.
From May 12 to May 20, 50 SME managers were interviewed and asked to express their most urgent concerns related to COVID-19.
Top 5 key findings
42% of managers fear bankruptcy in 1 to 3 months
62% of businesses have experienced a drop in turnover
80% of companies have seen their expansion strategies slow down or stop
70% have adopted remote work for all employees
42% have launched a new product or service