10 Questions: Forget BRICs. Is it Africa’s Turn?
From technology start-ups addressing Nairobi’s traffic jams to a regime change in Nigeria predicated on a platform of anti-corruption, Africa is a continent emerging as 55 distinct and dynamic nations. Its potential for broad-based growth is catching the eyes of entrepreneurial and private sector actors looking to expand. But where are the most viable areas of growth, and where will they fall short?
Learn more about how Fletcher thinks about Africa’s role in the global economy:
- Commentary from MIB Dean Bhaskar Chakravorti on Quartz
- Student research from MIB student Anisha Baghudana on the role of start-ups in mitigating Nairobi’s traffic problems
- Report from our conference, “Africa’s Turn?: The Promise and Reality of the Global Economy’s ‘Final Frontier'”
- Op-Ed from Fletcher alumnus and professor Kingsley Moghalu on his hopes for Nigeria
As part of our “10 Questions” Series, we delve into hard questions of international business not easily answered by a single book, class, discipline, or school of thought. They herald a future where the world and the world of business are ever more interconnected, where decisions can’t be made in a bubble, where real expertise demands deep ‘contextual intelligence.’ This series reflects that contextual intelligence we cultivate in our students in the MIB program.