Refugee Entrepreneurs are More Pessimistic About the Future

Refugee entrepreneurs are more affected by the COVID-19 pandemic than their Turkish counterparts and are more pessimistic about the future.

INGEV TAM’s “Understanding Local and Refugee Entrepreneurs and Their Needs in the COVID-19 Outbreak and Normalization Process” research study indicates that revenues of refugee entrepreneurs are more negatively affected by the pandemic than local entrepreneurs and they are more pessimistic about the future. Another important finding is that during this period, as the distancing measures inevitably brought digitalization to the center stage of our lives, Syrian entrepreneurs needed consultancy and financial support in order to adapt and keep up in an environment where online transactions and communications became vital. In addition, half of the Syrian entrepreneurs are unaware of the support and aid mechanisms provided to SMEs by the government.

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