June 3, 2020

Emerging Markets

on the Brink

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In a pandemic, every nation is as safe as its most vulnerable neighbor. The world’s poorest countries are on the brink of catastrophe, crippled by debt and now about to be overrun by Covid-19. Ten African countries have no ventilators; Uganda has one ICU bed for every 600,000 citizens. The UN warns of “the specter of multiple famines.” A global rescue effort is in every country’s interest, but who will lead it? Is this the end of the emerging markets story?


Hendrik du Toit

Hendrik du Toit

CEO Ninety One
Luis Alberto Moreno

Luis Alberto Moreno

Former President Inter-American Development Bank
Dambisa Moyo

Dambisa Moyo

Global Economist & Board Member
Josephine Wapakabulo

Josephine Wapakabulo

Founder and Managing Director, TIG Africa; CEO, Downforce Technologies

Advisory Board Member

Andrew Browne

Andrew Browne

Editorial Director, Bloomberg New Economy

Founding Partners

Knowledge partner

McKinsey & Company

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