Global | Ranking overall Covid damage: deaths, debt, GDP, markets
According to our pandemic-impact scorecard, EMs on average have been most afflicted, followed by frontier markets, with advanced economies suffering the least. But averages mask huge differences across economies on each measure.
What you will learn from this report:
- Our scorecard is based on four key metrics: Covid mortality rates, GDP
changes, government debt, and equity and forex market performance.
- EMs and FMs have endured larger declines in activity and financial markets. In contrast, AEs have suffered the highest recorded mortality rates and biggest increases in debt-to-GDP ratios.
- To some extent this reflects AEs’ deeper access to fiscal resources that helped them cushion the impact on activity.
Capital catalysts – Funding development when budgets are tight in Africa
In this presentation deck, we grappled with some of the Africa’s most pressing issues for 2024 and beyond. We explored Africa’s alternative funding strategies during challenging times, examined the continent’s growth hotspot, and unpacked South Africa’s political economy in the lead up to the general elections in 2024.Find Out More
APAC Key themes 2024 – A year of living cautiously
In 2024, the main influence on Asia is likely to be a global slowdown, particularly in China and the US. Moreover, governments have limited policy space to deal with these headwinds. Other negative influences, however, are set to ease further, including domestic inflation, external pressure on interest rates, and softening semiconductor prices. Overall, we expect a bumpy year as issues become more country-specific and policy responses and economic outcomes diverge.Find Out More