NPR's Marketplace Features Jubilee USA on COVID and Developing Country Debt

Marketplace podcast, NPR's flagship program on contextualizing the economic news of the day, featured Jubilee USA's Eric LeCompte as it discussed how emerging markets are faring in this crisis. Listen to the full podcast here.

This Crisis is hard on us. It's even harder on countries that aren't rich. 

By: Sabri Ben-Achour 

"The United Nations right now predicts that 40 to 60 million people will move into extreme poverty because of this crisis," said Jubilee USA Executive Director Eric LeCompte. His warning comes as the IMF seeks to provide small, short-term debt relief when the current situation demands more significant action.   

The episode also included analysis on the rapidly developing unemployment rate, the different ways the government measures joblessness, and evictions in Texas. You can listen to the full podcast here