- Searching for “breakout nations” in the emerging markets
- Africa’s new oil and gas finds: the good, bad, and the ugly
- Brazil’s elusive “future” – is it finally here?
- East Africa: the next gold rush?
- Mexico: ready to take on China?
- Peru and Turkey: consolidation or disruption?
- Corruption: which countries are changing?
- Psst… care for a zero-rupee note?
- Can you say “Groupon” in Spanish?
- Frugal innovation meets clean energy
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Monthly Archives: February 2011
South Africa has among the highest unemployment rates in the world. The official unemployment rate is 24%. But another statistic is even more depressing: approximately 42% of young people between the ages of 18 and 29 do not have a job. So … Continue reading
The success of the people power movements in Egypt and Tunisia has been infectious. Large-scale protests have broken out in Algeria, Bahrain, Iran, and Morocco. Libya was one place I did not expect to see major protests. After all, it is … Continue reading
Chile’s president Sebastian Piñera has made no secret of his goal for Chile to obtain developed-country status by 2018. According to Piñera, “Our per capita income today is of $14,400, and by 2018 we want to reach $24,000, which is … Continue reading
Consultants tend to apply data-based approaches to making predictions about the future. I’ve helped companies identify quantifiable ways of measuring countries by factors such as the propensity to buy auto insurance or cultural compatibility with online payments. So – the … Continue reading
On December 17th, 2010, a young fruit vendor with a college degree protested against his country’s authoritarian and corrupt government by setting his body on fire in the town square of Sidi Bouzid, an otherwise unremarkable city in south-central Tunisia. Two months later Muhammed Bouazizi’s (may he rest … Continue reading