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Which trends to watch in international development for 2012?

As the world adjusts to seven billion people, and begins its creep toward eight billion, doing more with less will become increasingly important.  Continuing economic stagnation and budgetary concerns in OECD countries will also put stress on existing commitments of foreign assistance and hamper new initiatives. Greater efficiency and effectiveness in development is paramount. Below are … Continue reading

Why and how to invest in African countries

Why? [In 2012] New investor interest thanks to continuing coverage of Africa economic growth potential vs other markets- especially in the attractive mobile segment (700M subscribers barrier will definitely be crossed in 2012). – Mbwana Alliy How? 1. Learn the continent: Africa = Diversity 2. This is not America or Europe: Africa = Uniqueness 3. Shed … Continue reading