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Eradicating polio in Nigeria
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Eradicating polio in Nigeria

February 2016—The country’s novel approach to disease control can offer lessons for other countries facing urgent public-health challenges.more

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Moving Saudi Arabia’s economy beyond oil

December 2015—Saudi Arabia must realize the potential of its non-oil economy through a productivity-led transformation.more

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South Africa’s bold priorities for inclusive growth

August 2015—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.more

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East Africa: The next hub for apparel sourcing?

August 2015—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.more

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Dangote Group on the Africa opportunity

July 2015—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.more

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It’s time for South African business to step up

June 2015—The country’s companies need to acknowledge their role in apartheid and apply their resources to the challenges of today.more

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Accelerating South Africa’s economic transformation

June 2015—Two decades ago, South Africa defied expectations by transforming itself into an inclusive democracy. Now it’s time to take the next leap forward.more

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Strengthening South Africa

June 2015—To win the war against poverty and inequality, we must strengthen the policies, culture, and institutions that underpin a competent state.more

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Why South Africa must get real

June 2015—South Africa will rise or fall on its ability to manage—and to forge seamless partnerships across government, business, labor, and civil society.more

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Africa: A continent of opportunity for pharma and patients

June 2015—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.more

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The four global forces breaking all the trends

April 2015—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.more

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The opportunity in tackling the affordable housing challenge
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The opportunity in tackling the affordable housing challenge

March 2015—Experts in housing and urban development weigh in on ways that countries are addressing or plan to take on the $650 billion affordable housing gap.more

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Powering Africa

February 2015—There is a direct correlation between economic growth and electricity supply. If sub-Saharan Africa is to fulfill its promise, it needs power—and lots of it.more

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