2020

Rich Potential: Sierra Leone

Rich Potential: Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone offers a wealth of resources and a future of longterm growth, but it’s only for those who can handle the ups and downs.

2019

Senegal: Strength In Diversity

Senegal: Strength In Diversity

Senegal enjoys a broad range of economic drivers, political stability and a long-range development plan designed to appeal to foreign investors.

Dubai: Ties That Bind

Dubai: Ties That Bind

Dubai is remaking itself as an infotech hub. But strong ties to the regional oil sector are keeping the economy on a roller coaster.

Morocco: The Long View

Morocco: The Long View

Morocco’s growth will continue to slow in 2019 but its strengths point to an acceleration down the road.

2018

Picking Up Steam

Railway development in Africa as a path to economic growth is attracting capital and government support. 

Oman: Pivotal Position

Oman: Pivotal Position

Oman qualifies as the least known and understood of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, but its importance goes beyond its size.

Cuba: New President Must Juggle Party And State

Miguel Diaz-Canel, the newly elected President of Cuba has a full economic and political agenda, but only some of it is under his control. Some—including the overall business environment—remains under the control of Raul Castro, the country’s former president and ...

Algeria | No Welcome Mat

Algeria | No Welcome Mat

Serious problems detract from Algeria’s foreign direct investment appeal, although the government is making efforts to improve.

2017

#10 Microfinance

Although its successes have been less far-reaching than hoped by some of its proponents, it does provide a response to the challenges to helping the impoverished gain access to financial services to increase their incomes and financial stability.