Middle East and Africa


Digital Middle East: Transforming the region into a leading digital economy

– A number of countries in the region have high rates of consumer smartphone penetration, but businesses and governments need to catch up.


Book Excerpt - McKinsey Global Institute

The four global forces breaking all the trends

– The world economy’s operating system is being rewritten. In this exclusive excerpt from the new book No Ordinary Disruption, its authors explain the trends reshaping the world and why leaders must adjust to a new reality.



How the UAE government modernized citizen services

– The United Arab Emirates has worked to improve satisfaction with public services by pursuing digitization.

Winning the fight against malaria

– The United Nations’ Special Envoy for Malaria, Ray Chambers, discusses the ongoing battle against a disease that last year... killed more than 400,000 people.

Eradicating polio in Nigeria

– The country’s novel approach to disease control can offer lessons for other countries facing urgent public-health challenges.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Moving Saudi Arabia’s economy beyond oil

– Saudi Arabia must realize the potential of its non-oil economy through a productivity-led transformation.

Winning in the Gulf region’s consumer-goods market

– Our survey of 13 leading manufacturers reveals best practices in customer and channel management.

East Africa: The next hub for apparel sourcing?

– East African countries—in particular, Ethiopia and Kenya—have the potential to become bigger players in garment manufacturing.... But the road ahead won’t be easy.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

South Africa’s bold priorities for inclusive growth

– Sluggish growth has left many pessimistic about the country’s economic outlook, but five actions could add 1.1 percent ($87 billion)... to annual GDP and create millions of jobs by 2030.

Dangote Group on the Africa opportunity

– Aliko Dangote, CEO of West Africa’s largest conglomerate, discusses expansion plans for his company and why now is the time... to invest in Africa.

Winning in Africa’s consumer market

– For consumer-goods companies, Africa holds much promise—but also many pitfalls. To succeed on the continent, companies must... learn from the failures and successes of others.

Accelerating South Africa’s economic transformation

– Two decades ago, South Africa defied expectations by transforming itself into an inclusive democracy. Now it’s time to take... the next leap forward.

Africa: A continent of opportunity for pharma and patients

– Africa may be the only pharmaceutical market where genuinely high growth is still achievable. Here’s what’s driving... that strength and how companies should react.