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Developing Countries Need to Build People's Skills

Sep 8, 2021

Developing Countries Need to Build People's Skills

Knowledge economy expert says that countries can attract investment with a skilled workforce, post-COVID-19

Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs get Creative During COVID-19

Sep 8, 2021

Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs get Creative During COVID-19

How a hotel, an events company, and an artisan start-up stayed in business throughout the pandemic.

PPE生産の現地化戦略を推進するアフリカ企業の挑戦

Sep 1, 2021

PPE生産の現地化戦略を推進するアフリカ企業の挑戦

ナイジェリア出身のオデュナイヤ氏は、イギリスでキャリアを積んだ後、両親が祖国で起業したヘルスケア製品を製造するウェミィ・インダストリーズ(Wemy Industries)の経営を引き継ぎました。新型コロナ危機下において、IFCなどから支援を受け、既存事業との相乗効果を高いマスクや個人用防護具事業に参入、材料の不織布の現地生産を進め、必需品の国内供給の安定化を図るとともに長期的な成長戦略を進めています。

Accelerating a Strategy to Produce PPE in Africa

Aug 4, 2021

Accelerating a Strategy to Produce PPE in Africa

The urgency of the pandemic spurred a Nigerian company to expand its manufacturing line into face masks and surgical gowns—strengthening local production and creating a market for personal protective equipment.

What’s Next for Pakistan’s Private Sector?

Aug 4, 2021

What’s Next for Pakistan’s Private Sector?

Against the backdrop of the fourth wave of the pandemic in Pakistan, Zia Ur Rehman connects with business owners and a women’s rights activist to assess the nation’s resilience.

Inside Africa’s Push to Make its Own Medicines

Jun 28, 2021

Inside Africa’s Push to Make its Own Medicines

Regional pharma manufacturing hubs can expand the availability of drugs, lower costs, and strengthen local health systems.

Why Pharma Investors are Looking at Africa "With New Eyes"

Jun 28, 2021

Why Pharma Investors are Looking at Africa "With New Eyes"

Q&A with Frannie Léautier, CEO, SouthBridge Investments

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.

“A Great Partnership Means You’re Learning Together”

Jun 16, 2021

“A Great Partnership Means You’re Learning Together”

Partnerships can speed the pandemic response and kick-start a green recovery, says The Rockefeller Foundation’s Raj Shah.

How COVID-19 is Reshaping Nepal’s Banking Culture

Jun 16, 2021

How COVID-19 is Reshaping Nepal’s Banking Culture

The pandemic has accelerated adoption of digital services in the banking sector, but that’s not the only change.