According to an International Labour Organisation (ILO) report sub-Saharan Africa has the world’s highest proportion (40%) of women who are just contributing family workers and are only supportive of the primary income earner. Only 15% of sub-Saharan African women are salaried (in developed countries it’s around 90%), and for most a job is not about building a career but about survival. In spite of the fact that women play such a key role in the home, and economy, they are not properly recognised and rewarded for their contribution.
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Universal Health Coverage will be high on the agenda at this year’s meeting, and rightly so. No country can say that it perfectly fulfils the World Health Organization definition of “access to key health interventions for all at an affordable cost, thereby achieving equity in access” and at least 60% of the world’s 192 countries are thought to be a long way off. Currently, more than one billion people lack access to even the most basic healthcare, and over 100 million are pushed into poverty each year through catastrophic healthcare costs.
As the leaders of today’s finance functions continue to work hard to boost their relevance and value to the business, they are shifting their focus outward to those financial management activities that contribute the most to better business decisions that improve the bottom line. Their biggest challenges lie in creating the efficiencies needed to gather and process basic financial data and continue to deliver traditional finance outputs while at the same time redeploying their limited resources to enable higher value business decision support activities.
Resource-based industries are not entirely about resources. They are, in large part, about people, and how effectively people from all sectors work together. In this article I will outline why collaboration is vital to growing our African resource industries. Firstly, we must face the fact that African countries are now competing for a smaller pool of global investment capital, amid investors’ suspicions that Africa has not delivered. The “hidden costs” of doing business in Africa – costs related to weak infrastructure, corruption and political instability – have taken their toll on returns to shareholders.
Over the past ten years, there has been an unprecedented growth globally – and in Africa in particular – in the number of people rising out of poverty to achieve middle-class status. This population, often referred to as the Middle of the Pyramid (MOP), has a significant disposable income meaning an increasing demand for healthcare. As countries grow wealthier, models of healthcare provision and financing need to adapt to increasing expectations and new demands for healthcare.
A strong manufacturing sector can help Africa’s emerging economies escape the poverty trap and build sustainable growth. With a billion people spread across 54 diverse nations, and rich natural and agricultural resources, Africa is often described as the last true frontier for economic development.
A meeting of Nigeria-South Africa Chambers of Commerce to be hosted in Lagos will discuss Africa’s competitiveness and ways of boosting intra-African trade
Ecobank recently coined a new emerging market investment grouping – The Africa 8. Unlike other emerging market groupings, this one focuses entirely on investment potential going forward within Africa itself.
As countries grow wealthier, models of healthcare provision and financing need to adapt to increasing expectations and new demands for healthcare.
Growth is on the incline in the African continent recently, with seven out of ten of the world’s currently fastest growing economies being in Africa.
Digitisation (the migration from analogue to digital technology) will help to bridge the digital divide between emerging and developed markets.
Nigeria’s foreign investment story is a riveting one, with figures escalating at an unprecedented rate as the country’s GDP and reputation as an emerging market mecca continue to grow.
More attention than the usual is being given to the Nigerian economy in the wake of April’s GDP rebasing which saw the nation pip South Africa to claim top spot in Africa.
Despite many African countries starting to enjoy higher levels of economic growth in recent years, very little of this growth can be attributed to the manufacturing sector of any African country.
Resource-based industries are not entirely about resources. They are, very largely, about people, and how effectively people from all sectors work together. In this article I will outline why collaboration is vital to growing our African resource industries.
A main cause of economic reform is the establishment of the Rwandan Stock Exchange, and according to financial expert Marc Holtzman, the exchange could mean the uplifting of the entire area.