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The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), the business and economics research arm of McKinsey, was established in 1990 to develop a deeper understanding of the evolving global economy. MGI's mission is to provide leaders in the commercial, public, and social sectors with the facts and insights on which to base management and policy decisions.
Africa’s booming e-commerce sector

WATCH: How Africa’s Booming E-commerce Sector Supports Business Growth

Africa’s booming e-commerce sector can not only jump-start small businesses but also help large companies enter a market full of energized consumers. Africa has one...
Developing Africa for the next horizon of growth

WATCH: The Potential To Drive Prosperity Growth In Africa

If we get infrastructure right, if we get energy right, and if we create a lot of jobs for Africa’s youthful population, I think we’ll have a new dynamism, a new growth process. Not just in GDP, because people don’t eat GDP. But one that’s actually impacting the lives of people and can lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty.

South African Mining: A Path to Competitiveness and Growth

The industry can achieve global cost competitiveness if the private and public sectors take concerted action. The mining value chain is the historic bedrock of...
Acha Leke

Get To Know: Acha Leke, McKinsey Africa

Meet Acha Leke, senior partner and chairman of McKinsey’s Africa office, and coauthor of Africa’s Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World’s Next Big Growth Market. "Companies in Africa actually tend to grow faster and are more profitable than their peers around the world, because once you get the business model right, it’s actually more difficult for folks to come in and try to replicate it."
Graça Machel,

Do Well By Doing Good: Making Business A Full Partner In Africa’s Transformation

Graça Machel, an international human-rights and development advocate, is the founder and patron of New Faces New Voices, a pan-African network that focuses on expanding the role and influence of women in the financial sector.
Aliko Dangote on Remove term: Africa’s Industrial Revolution Africa’s Industrial Revolution

Build Resilience For The Long Term: Forging Africa’s Industrial Revolution

Aliko Dangote has built one of Africa’s largest industrial firms from humble origins as a trading company started with a small loan from his uncle in 1978. Today, the Nigeria-based Dangote Group has annual revenues exceeding $4 billion.
Fred Swaniker, founder, African Leadership University

Unleash Africa’s Talent: Imagining New Approaches To Shape The Skills Of The Future

Fred Swaniker is the founder of several innovative educational and leadership institutions, including the African Leadership University (ALU), whose campuses in Rwanda and Mauritius are based on a new model of higher education.
James Mwangi on FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Innovate Your Business Model: Fulfilling A Societal Need For Financial Inclusion

James Mwangi, CEO of Kenya-based Equity Bank, built the company with one core purpose in mind: to solve the social problem of lack of access to financial services.
Nadia Fettah, CEO, Saham Finances business strategy

Map Your Strategy: Building a Pan-African Insurance Company

Nadia Fettah, CEO of Morocco-based Saham Finances, has overseen the company’s expansion from a small local firm into a leading African insurance company operating in 23 countries across the continent.
Coca-Cola doing business in africa

3 Imperatives For Winning In Africa

An interview with Coca-Cola’s former president of Africa. Alexander Cummings discusses the continent’s potential and ways companies can establish a presence there by partnering for...
making drugs in sub-Saharan Africa

Should Sub-Saharan Africa Make Its Own Drugs?

A comprehensive analysis of the business, economic, and public-health impact finds the potential for local production of pharmaceuticals to be a mixed bag. Article written...
Fred Swaniker talks about doing business in Africa

Talent and Technology in Africa today

African Leadership Academy cofounder Fred Swaniker explains why companies should invest in people and harness technology to take on the continent’s big challenges.There are...
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