Battle of perspectives over Africa’s 2050 population boom//

Categories: Featured , IGD In the News , IGD Members , IGD News , In The News , Insights , Invest in Africa , Perspectives

Published on Devex | 13 August 2014  By Farouk Gumel No one doubts that Africa’s population will grow meteorically in the next decades. The continent is expected to go from being home to 15 percent of the world’s population at present to 25 percent of the global population in 2050. Nevertheless, opinions… Read More


Business leaders (mostly) happy with US-Africa summit//

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Published on Devex | 12 August 2014 By Jeff Tyson A view of the audience during the U.S.-Africa Business Forum Leaders’ welcome breakfast with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in attendance. Were the business leaders who attended happy with the event? Photo by: U.S. State Department Last week’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit was… Read More


Dealing with corruption in Africa: A complex yet surprisingly simple answer//

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By Mima Nedelcovych Published on Devex | August 1, 2014 A boy rides his bicycle past an anti-corruption billboard in Uganda. How can companies deal with corruption in Africa? Photo by: Heather Thorkelson / CC BY-ND Corruption is a pervasive concern among investors considering entry in Africa. The statistics are not… Read More


Five Facts On Food Loss, And How Companies And IGD Are Turning Losses Into Gains//

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Published on Business Fights Poverty | July 24, 2014 By Jessica Ernst, Manager of Agriculture and Power Programs, Initiative for Global Development (IGD) Experts in global food systems cite the need to expand production in order to feed the world’s growing population. However, just as important is the need to more effectively… Read More

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