Baseline assessment of safe trade interventions on women Small Medium Enterprises (SME) and cross border traders, KENYA
Funding agency/client: Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA)
TMEA has created a Safe Trade Emergency Facility (STEF) to support Eastern and Southern African governments to mitigate the impacts of Covid-19 along the transport and trade routes. Transport and trade routes are believed to be major infection conduits and present a significant threat to the entire region, disrupting health, the economy, and regional and national supply chains
Africa InfraDev Services scope:
The objective of the baseline study is to determine the challenges and opportunities being faced by formal and informal traders at the two border points of Isebania and Namanga between Kenya and Tanzania, with emphasis on women traders to establish indicators around four gender dimensions, namely, participation, access, and control to productive/ trading resources and trading opportunities, capacity and skills, and security (harassment and gender-based violence).
Conduct listing of women traders/firms across selected border points of TMEA’s operations to develop a sample frame. Perform detailed quantitative analysis using STATA and qualitative research by synthesizing qualitative data from FDGs and KIIs using NVivo.
Prepare a final report, among other things, correlate TMEAs work and provide policy recommendations/ implications useful for TMEA’s adaptive programming.