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COVID-19 and debt in the global south: Protecting the most vulnerable in times of crisis II

Daniel Munevar

13 Mar 2020 12:58:41

This is the second part of a blog series covering the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable countries in the Global South. Part 1 analyses the impact of debt burdens on health services. Part 2 discusses how the economic crisis will affect countires in the global south. Part 3 highlights the degree of vulnerability of countries in the global south to the COVID-19 epidemic. Part 4 provides a discussion on policy responses to tackle the risks posed by the epidemic. Download the methodological annex here Healthcare challenges posed by COVID-19 to countries in the global south are heightened by economic factors. Even if these countries manage to avoid large outbreaks, they will still be exposed to the economic fallout of the epidemic, putting them at risk of a debt crisis. Available estimates suggest ...