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Blue Finance Safeguarding Marine Ecosystems, the Climate, and Livelihoods

Sep 21, 2022

Blue Finance Safeguarding Marine Ecosystems, the Climate, and Livelihoods

The blue economy is a centerpiece of the fight to slow down global warming, preserve ecosystems, and lift people out of poverty.

Singapore and Africa: A South-South Story

Sep 14, 2022

Singapore and Africa: A South-South Story

From agribusiness to financial services, commercial ties between Africa and Singapore have never been stronger.

A Singaporean Perspective on Africa: 'Opportunities Everywhere'

Sep 14, 2022

A Singaporean Perspective on Africa: 'Opportunities Everywhere'

G. Jayakrishnan of Enterprise Singapore explains why so many companies are expanding by investing in Africa.

Harnessing AI to Drive Better Investment Outcomes

Sep 14, 2022

Harnessing AI to Drive Better Investment Outcomes

MALENA is an innovative tool that will help map out the ESG landscape for emerging markets.

The Food-Security Crisis: Up Close and Deeply Personal

Sep 13, 2022

The Food-Security Crisis: Up Close and Deeply Personal

Agribusiness is a strategic development priority for IFC in Africa and is underpinned by the local knowledge of our staff in the region.

A New Lifeline for West Africa’s Smaller Enterprises

Jul 11, 2022

A New Lifeline for West Africa’s Smaller Enterprises

The Joint Capital Markets Program is removing barriers to accessing credit for startups and young enterprises across the region.

Going Digital Makes Life Easier for Somalia’s Business Owners

Jun 28, 2022

Going Digital Makes Life Easier for Somalia’s Business Owners

Summary: The Somalia Business Registration and Licensing System has made it easier and faster for entrepreneurs to register new businesses and obtain licenses.

The Birth of a Start-Up Support System

May 11, 2022

The Birth of a Start-Up Support System

The Sahel, breeding ground for a wealth of start-ups, is seeing a flood of incubators and accelerators ready to support innovative businesses.

A Modern Tagging System Protects an Ancient Cattle Breed in Madagascar

May 4, 2022

A Modern Tagging System Protects an Ancient Cattle Breed in Madagascar

The distinctive humped back animals, valued at several hundred dollars each, support the livelihoods of herders, their families, and sometimes whole communities across the Indian Ocean island.

Looking for an e-ride

Apr 6, 2022

Looking for an e-ride

Across Africa, electric vehicles are scarce. But they’ll soon be coming, likely starting with motorbikes and buses.