Borderless Virus Threatens Two Billion Casual Workers

Efforts to contain a disease that has already infected over a million people should hit hardest those countries with fragile institutions, limited resources, and corruption.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - How can governments control activity in an economy over which they have never had control? This is an urgent question for those in charge of the developing world, with a GDP of US$35 trillion (R$175 trillion), in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

From the favelas in Manila to remote villages in Colombia, some two billion people make a living in the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?