The Report has provided in-depth analysis on growth markets since 1994, giving decision-makers info to understand and seize opportunities. Other publications include Covid-19 Response Reports, showcasing pandemic-response strategies and plans for recovery; ESG Reports, positioning sustainability policies and plans for the future; and sector reports, covering national or regional industries.
Report: How can West and Central Africa use ESG to boost value-added activities in special economic zones?
Several West and Central African countries have incorporated the UN Sustainable Development Goals in their respective economic growth strategies, driven by a desire from both public and private stakeholders to include more sustainable, socially focused and transparent practices throughout the supply chain...
Focus Report: How are Libya's free zones incorporating ESG norms into their business practices?
Given the supply chain disruptions since the Covid-19 pandemic, investment in ports and free zones has become more crucial to the global economy and the resilience of trade. With transport one of the leading contributors of carbon emissions globally, ensuring new and existing infrastructure aligns with internationally established environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles is a growing focus.
Focus Report: Trade and investment opportunities in Oman's special economic and free trade zones
Recent disruptions to global supply chains and recognition from policymakers about the urgent need to diversify the economy are combining to stimulate industrial development in Oman, with the country’s network of special economic and free zones having a key role to play in attracting investment and...
ESG in Indonesia: Access to Finance
Indonesia continues to leverage sustainable finance, aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as investor priorities shift towards ESG metrics. The country’s inaugural G20 Presidency in 2022 was a platform for the country to spearhead international progress towards ESG-aligned goals.
The Report: Kuwait 2022
The economy of Kuwait has long been underpinned by the production and export of crude oil. Although the rise in energy prices in 2021-22 boosted government revenue and macroeconomic stability, the Covid-19 pandemic, which preceded the commodity price boom, underscored the risk of over-reliance on an industry subject to fluctuating global demand.