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For Africa’s Manufacturers, Going Green May Offer Profits

Jan 19, 2022

For Africa’s Manufacturers, Going Green May Offer Profits

Climate change may cause shifts in business that unlock new opportunities.

Reshaping the Workplace

Dec 8, 2021

Reshaping the Workplace

For employees at a Turkish pharmaceutical company, the future of work—and the workplace itself—looks different now.

Sabine Schlorke on Manufacturing

Nov 19, 2021

Sabine Schlorke on Manufacturing

There is a broad understanding that the circular solutions of reusing products is not an option in the future. It’s a must.

Strengthening Bangladesh’s Garment Industry

Oct 21, 2021

Strengthening Bangladesh’s Garment Industry

New technology and skills training for women workers can help factories remain competitive.

Key to Successful Partnerships? Listen, Engage, Build Trust

Oct 6, 2021

Key to Successful Partnerships? Listen, Engage, Build Trust

Longtime activist and former senior U.S. official says private sector, NGOs, governments can find common ground.

Africa’s Shot at Local Pharma Production

Jun 16, 2021

Africa’s Shot at Local Pharma Production

Imbalances between supply and demand in the pharmaceutical sector have captured investors’ attention. Locally-manufactured medicines could bridge the gap.

As Africa Recovers, New Investment Opportunities Beckon

Jun 16, 2021

As Africa Recovers, New Investment Opportunities Beckon

SouthBridge Group’s Andrew Alli on post-pandemic investment prospects, and the “real challenge” that all African leaders face.

Getting Developing Countries the COVID-19 Supplies They Need

Jul 29, 2020

Getting Developing Countries the COVID-19 Supplies They Need

IFC's new Global Health Platform will boost supply of face masks, ventilators and, eventually, vaccines.

Answering the Call for Personal Protective Wear

Jun 24, 2020

Answering the Call for Personal Protective Wear

The private sector is stepping up to meet the demand for masks and other medical protective gear as governments battle COVID-19.

As Apparel Orders Drop, One Manufacturer in Africa Turns to PPE

May 18, 2020

As Apparel Orders Drop, One Manufacturer in Africa Turns to PPE

When orders for shirts, trousers, skirts, and dresses suddenly dried up from buyers in the United States and Europe because coronavirus was keeping people indoors, manufacturer Hela Clothing didn’t panic. Instead, it put its skilled staff to work stitching personal protective equipment (PPE).