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Middle East and Africa

Africa’s Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World’s Next Big Growth Market

– The definitive guide to doing business in Africa, packed with fresh insights from McKinsey and exclusive interviews with prominent... CEOs.
Article

A closer look at the fashion industry in Gulf Cooperation Council markets

– Middle Eastern consumers are experienced and increasingly savvy, but the region is grappling with shifting economic currents and... the rise of digital. For brands, this implies risks but also opportunities.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Africa

– Gender inequality in Africa remains high, and progress toward gender parity has stagnated. This is a large missed opportunity... for African societies and for the continent’s growth prospects.
Report

Unlocking Africa’s $100 billion public-finance opportunity

– African governments face stagnant tax revenues and rising public debt. Yet they have wide scope to reform tax systems and improve... spending efficiencies. Across Africa, public-finance transformation could deliver $100 billion a year in new revenues and savings.
Commentary

How to harness technology for growth in South Africa

– Digitisation and automation could result in a net gain of up to 1.2 million jobs in South Africa by 2030. But if companies don’t... act swiftly to take advantage of the opportunities these technologies present to drive innovation and growth, the country will suffer.
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Israel: Hot spot for future mobility technologies

– Here’s why the Israeli autotech ecosystem is set to play an important role in the future automotive industry.
Report

The future of work in South Africa: Digitisation, productivity and job creation

– Digitisation and automation could result in a net gain of up to 1.2 million jobs in South Africa by 2030, and companies need to... move fast to capitalise on these opportunities.
Article

How Gulf companies can overcome the five biggest challenges to their digital transformation

– Although many businesses in the Gulf region are interested in digitization, few of them have moved aggressively enough. But there... is a clear way forward.
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Navigating a perfect storm in the Middle East’s consumer sector

– Amid major shifts in the consumer and business landscape, companies in the Middle East must revamp their value propositions and... relentlessly push for productivity—while investing in digital, analytics, and M&A capabilities.
Commentary

Digital reinvention can spur South Africa’s economy

– If companies in the country embrace digital, they could outpace peers and see an increase in profitability and revenue growth.
Report

Pakistan’s start-up landscape: Three ways to energize entrepreneurship

– Start-up activity has surged in Pakistan as businesses emerge to meet labor-market demands. But the country still lags behind... peers.
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