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Africa’s insurance market is set for takeoff

– Five strategic considerations to help guide insurance companies on their journey to success in Africa.
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Nigeria’s banking sector: Thriving in the face of crisis

– Bold ideas to help the industry build resilience and drive long-term sustainability.
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A credit lifeline: How banks can serve SMEs in South Africa better

– Small and medium-size enterprises are crucial to the economy in South Africa, and optimal support is needed to ensure their recovery... and growth into the next normal
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Beyond COVID-19: Charting the road to recovery for South African insurers

– Seven big moves could help insurers navigate the crisis and thrive in the long term.
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Driving economic recovery in South Africa’s BPO industry

– How business process outsourcing can position itself to create jobs and grow beyond the crisis
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Driving digital change during a crisis: The chief digital officer and COVID-19

– The new digital reality presents a unique challenge for organizations. Leading an organization in a time of crisis is one of the... greatest challenges a CDO can face. By demonstrating resilient leadership and a clear view of how to use digital to navigate the crisis, CDOs can help the business not just to survive but also to be ready for the next normal.
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Harnessing Nigeria’s fintech potential

– How stakeholders could position the fintech sector for growth now and beyond the crisis.
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African banking after the crisis

– Here’s how African banks can manage the impact of COVID-19—and prepare for recovery.
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Safeguarding Africa’s food systems through and beyond the crisis

– Here’s how governments and private-sector actors can respond to the impact of COVID-19 on African agriculture.
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Reopening and reimagining Africa

– How the COVID-19 crisis can catalyze change across the continent.
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Finding Africa’s path: Shaping bold solutions to save lives and livelihoods in the COVID-19 crisis

– The impact of COVID-19 in Africa could be devastating—unless governments, development institutions, and the private sector act... with extraordinary speed and agility in the weeks ahead.
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Tackling COVID-19 in Africa

– An unfolding health and economic crisis that demands bold action
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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.
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.
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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.
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How to bring solar power to the unelectrified world

– Solar home systems can help to bridge the electrification gap in developing countries—if certain conditions are met.
Book Excerpt - McKinsey Quarterly

Africa’s overlooked business revolution

– Global business leaders who misunderstand Africa run the risk of missing out on one of the 21st century’s great growth opportunities.
Podcast - McKinsey Quarterly

How to win in Africa

– The right strategy can unlock strong, profitable growth, explain the authors of Africa’s Business Revolution.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Applying artificial intelligence for social good

– AI is not a silver bullet, but it could help tackle some of the world’s most challenging social problems.
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Women and the future of work: A window of opportunity in Western Europe?

– Profound transformations across labor markets in Western Europe will present important new opportunities to improve gender parity... in the workplace.
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The executive’s AI playbook

– It’s time to break out of pilot purgatory and more effectively apply artificial intelligence and advanced analytics throughout... your organization. Our interactive playbook can help.
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Closing the gender gap: A missed opportunity for new CEOs

– Many new CEOs reshuffle their top teams, but surprisingly few make them more diverse. Can we do better?
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Digital strategy: The four fights you have to win

– Yesterday’s tentative approaches won’t deliver; you need absolute clarity about digital’s demands, galvanized... leadership, unparalleled agility, and the resolve to bet boldly.
Report - McKinsey Quarterly

The business value of design

– How do the best design performers increase their revenues and shareholder returns at nearly twice the rate of their industry counterparts?
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

‘Superstars’: The dynamics of firms, sectors, and cities leading the global economy

– Is there a superstar effect? McKinsey Global Institute research uncovers the dynamics of superstar firms, sectors, and cities... in the global economy.
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Outperformers: High-growth emerging economies and the companies that propel them

– Some emerging economies have grown much faster and more consistently than others. Underlying these success stories is a pro-growth... policy agenda and the standout role of large companies.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Leadership at scale

– Want a healthier, better-performing organization? Scale up your leadership team.
Book Excerpt - McKinsey Quarterly

An agenda for the talent-first CEO

– In tumultuous times, a company’s talent is its most valuable and reliable asset. What does it take to lead an organization... that truly unleashes its human capital?
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Still looking for room at the top: Ten years of research on women in the workplace

– What we know—and what everyone needs to know—about the quest for equality.
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African retail banking’s next growth frontier

– Revenue could pick up significantly in the next five years. The region’s winners are likely to emphasize a few key themes—such... as going digital first or making banking leaner and simpler.

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