Middle East and Africa

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Lions (still) on the move: Growth in Africa’s consumer sector

– Africa remains a high-potential region, but growth is concentrated in a few markets and income segments. To win, companies need... a tailored, data-driven approach.
Report

The closest look yet at Chinese economic engagement in Africa

– Field interviews with more than 1,000 Chinese companies provide new insights into Africa–China business relationships.
Article

Winning in Nigeria: Pharma’s next frontier

– Amid the country’s downturn, should companies still be looking here for growth? Yes—and we can learn five lessons from players... getting it right today.
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Africa: Mapping new opportunities for sourcing

– Major market shifts are compelling businesses to consider new low-cost sourcing opportunities outside Asia. In many cases, Africa... offers attractive alternatives.
Report

Digital banking in the Gulf

– Financial services providers must provide engaging digital experiences to better serve customer needs.
Report

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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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.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Lions on the move II: Realizing the potential of Africa’s economies

– Africa’s economic fundamentals remain strong, but governments and companies will need to work even harder to keep the region’s... economies moving forward.
Report

Women Matter Africa

– The Women Matter Africa report highlights that Africa has taken big strides forward in terms of women's representation in the... private and public sectors, achieving and in some cases exceeding global averages. Yet it is far from achieving gender equality.
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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.