Yearly Archives: 2015



Three Ways African Businesses Can Step into the World-Class Space//

Categories: Featured , IGD Members , Infrastructure , Perspectives

Three Ways African Businesses Can Step into the World-Class Space By Abdu Mukhtar, Chief Strategist, Dangote Group   (Photo via Dangote Group) Africa’s recent economic boom has given rise to greater economic growth and a stronger African private sector. Despite this, some investors still hold a negative perception of doing… Read More


AFRICA-FRANCE BUSINESS NETWORK’S FORUM: FRENCH COMPANIES BUILDING STRONGER PARTNERSHIPS WITH AFRICA’S PRIVATE SECTOR//

Categories: Featured , Insights , Perspectives

by Dr. Mima Nedelcoych To be successful in African markets, multinational companies need to build stronger partnerships with Africa’s private sector to encourage an economic transformation on the continent. More from IGD President and CEO Dr. Mima Nedelcoyvch.  Photo via USAID In mid-November, I attended the Africa-France Business Network’s Forum… Read More


Mohammed Dewji Awarded Person of the Year by Forbes Africa//

Categories: CEO Interviews , CEOs Interviews , Featured , IGD Members

We’re proud to announce that Frontier Leader Mohammed Dewji was awarded the Person of the Year 2015 Award by Forbes Africa. His company, Mohammed Enterprise Tanzania Limited (MeTL), is one of the largest industrial conglomerates in East Africa. A strong advocate for business driven development, Dewji empowers Tanzanian communities by… Read More


Ending Global Poverty Needs More than “One Big Push”//

Categories: Featured , Perspectives

IGD’s Chief of Staff offers reflections on what prompted her to work with a business-driven organization that promotes sustainable growth and poverty alleviation. By Mariel Iezzoni, IGD Chief of Staff It has been one year since I left behind a tiny island in the Pacific to embark upon my unchartered… Read More


An Innovative Approach to Measuring Impact//

Categories: Impact Measurement

Traditional monitoring and evaluation (M&E) approaches have not yet evolved to capture more sustainable development and market-systems based development. Over the past year, IGD has partnered with the Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (NDPI) Foundation and the Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) to measure systemic changes resulting from value… Read More

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