Two IFC staff, one in Fiji and one in Austria, recount how they and the companies they work with have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic.

In May, IFC’s tourism expert in Fiji, Jessie McComb, and her colleague Damola Akinsowon, an IFC investment officer in Vienna, sent voice messages to the Creating Markets podcast team about how their clients have been dealing with the pandemic, and which of their clients responded with creativity and resilience. Akinsowon and McComb also gave us a peek into their everyday lives during lockdown in two very different parts of the world.