African SMEs’ Performance and Behaviors during COVID-19

Figure 2.50: Degree of the internet dependency

Pushing further the dependency degree over the Internet, we ask respondents to declare whether Yes or No “My business could not have survived without the internet”. And it appears that for 80,4% of participants who do use the Internet for their work it is a matter of survival and their businesses could not have made it without the Internet, thus indicating a very high dependency rate.

Figure 2.51: My business will not survive without the internet

We also wished to determine for which purposes is the Internet mostly used for businesses using the Internet? “My business dependance on Internet is for:” And we obtained the following results:

Figure 2.55: Reasons for using Internet in African SMEs


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