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Isabelle
Trick

Senior Associate
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Isabelle

Isabelle is a Senior Associate at Global Counsel. For the past seven years, Isabelle has been focused on Sub-Saharan Africa and other emerging markets. She recently worked as a consultant focused on supporting private equity and venture capital clients based in Africa and the Middle East with investment research and commercial due diligence processes. She previously ran an international disability charity active in West Africa and India.

At Global Counsel, Isabelle is part of our global macro practice, with a particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. She supports clients in dealing with issues around the geopolitics of Africa and its impact on the business environment. In addition to English, Isabelle speaks German, French and basic Italian.
 

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COVAX or bust? Accessing coronavirus vaccines in Africa

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On March 8th, global vaccine leader Israel had administered 102 vaccine doses per 100 people. The UK had administered 35 per 100, the US 28. Up until that point, Africa had managed to give out 0.38 doses per 100 people. This is because vaccination campaigns only started in the first week of March in many African countries, after receiving their first doses of vaccines…

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Rolling out the covid-19 vaccine in emerging markets

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Global Macro Practice Lead Thomas Gratowski, and Senior Associates Isabelle Trick and Brigitta Kinadi examine how Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa are approaching covid-19 vaccines and look at how well different emerging markets are positioned to achieve vaccine targets. They also explore how countries have handled the transmission of cases and and when we might be able to…

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Guinea, Tanzania, and Côte d’Ivoire: three observations from October’s elections

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While all eyes have been on the US presidential elections, Guinea, Tanzania and Côte d’Ivoire have all also elected presidents in the last three weeks. In all three countries, the incumbent presidents retained their positions and increased their votes: Alpha Condé won 59.49 % in Guinea; John Magufuli won 84.40% of the vote in Tanzania; Alassane Ouattara won 94.27% of the…

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A brave new world: the limitations of the G20 debt suspension extension

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At the beginning of the year, many low- and middle-income countries were already struggling with increasingly large debt burdens. Then, these debt levels collided with a global health emergency and an economic crisis – reducing access to finance just when it was needed most. Given the ongoing impact of the pandemic and what looks like an increasingly bumpy and uneven…

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