Blog author Gavin Serkin is the Editorial Director for OnFrontiers and the Founder and Managing Editor of the Frontier Funds Consultancy. A handful of companies define each generation. They become part of our language. In my house, we still Hoover our carpets – … Continue reading Disrupting Africa: Can Uber Conquer Lagos?
Hiring a rural workforce in an emerging market comes with all sorts of challenges as OnFrontiers expert and social entrepreneur Nat Robinson soon found out. Nat spent nearly five years as CEO of Juhudi Kilimo, an agricultural microfinance company based … Continue reading Dos and Don’ts When Recruiting a Rural Workforce in East Africa
Although not touted as one of Africa’s traditional powerhouse economies, Rwanda is quickly developing a reputation as an underrated and enticing emerging market on the continent. In addition to boasting strong economic numbers, there are some less obvious reasons for … Continue reading Rwanda: The Benefits of Engaging a Small Country with Big Dreams
With a growing middle class and internet usage on the rise in Africa, ecommerce retailers are taking advantage of the continent’s untapped potential for digital business. McKinsey estimates that by 2025, ecommerce could account for 10% of retail sales in … Continue reading Cameroon Cashes In on Ecommerce
With clean energy initiatives popping up across the globe, we wanted to learn more about the potential impact of top projects taking place in emerging markets. We reached out to OnFrontiers expert Martha Molfetas who flagged a clean energy boom … Continue reading Looking for Clean Energy Solutions? Go East.
South Africa has snagged a spot as a “top emerging market for investors in 2017,” according to Investment News. Meanwhile, the country faces a pivotal year in politics as President Jacob Zuma is expected to step down as head of … Continue reading An Insider’s Look at South Africa’s Turbulent Year Ahead
Africa’s insurance market is growing, and Financial Times refers to this market as going through a “giant waking up.” The younger population is growing along with its disposable income. This means a market is developing for insurable goods, and the … Continue reading Africa’s Insurance Market: Current Trends and the Keys to Success
Blue-chip companies have been around the block a number of times and have weathered the storms, producing goods and services that are tried and true. With new markets emerging in Africa and the Middle East, it’s wise strategy to expand … Continue reading Blue-chip Companies in Emerging Markets
Mezzanine finance – that space between debt and equity that can be more flexible than pure debt and less dilutive than ordinary equity – is increasingly being used as a tool for growth in Africa, according to Anne Keppler, the … Continue reading Mezzanine finance ‘funding growth’ in Africa
Nigeria made news earlier this summer after officially beginning a recession, with GDP dropping 2.06% this year in response to plummeting oil prices, the US Federal hike and China’s economic slowdown. The emerging nation has its hands full as businesses … Continue reading Not for the squeamish: Making a case for alternative private investments in Nigeria