Middle East and Africa

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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.

NO ORDINARY DISRUPTION

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.

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Digital banking in the Gulf

– Financial services providers must provide engaging digital experiences to better serve customer needs.
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Following the user: Middle East telcos on the journey to a digital customer experience

– Our new report, Following the user: Middle East telcos on the journey to a digital customer experience, highlights the... opportunity for telecom players amid digital disruption. Although there is room to take advantage, many Middle Eastern telcos are behind the curve. Understanding the digital customer experience could help them build agility to compete.
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How the UAE government modernized citizen services

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

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.
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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.
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Winning in the Gulf region’s consumer-goods market

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

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.
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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.