Welcome to the blog portal of my Frontier Markets Compendium (FMC). After trying to market Private Equity products from frontier countries, it became clear that most of the developed world is either ill informed or, worse, uninformed about the planet’s “bottom billion,” a moniker given to the world’s poor by Paul Collier in his eponymous book. I created and designed FMC to address this information void. FMC is the most comprehensive source of static and dynamic information about the Frontier Markets on the web. These postings are from myriad sources covering the 64 frontier market countries I am tracking. (Be aware that any citations from The Economist need you to be a digital or hard-copy subscriber to the Economist magazine.) All comments are welcome and appreciated. My FMC website should be available in early May, an event I will post here.
John L. Kornet, Jr., Founder and Managing Editor