How can we take into account the diversity of the various African countries whilst developing a holistic vision of the continent and pushing the underlying objective of economic, commercial, and even political integration, an integration that would enable both the polarization for the benefit of a country founded on shared prosperity and the birth of a pan-African identity that would seek to counter all kinds of nationalism and ethnicism?
In order to respond to these questions, Mazars has chosen to address five fundamental topics regarding the emergence of Africa in its Policy Paper, unveiled at the 2015 Africa CEO Forum,
- The demographic challenge and African cities of the future
- Energy and Infrastructure: Adam Smith in Lagos
- From catching up to disruption: the challenge of human capital and innovation
- Mobilizing domestic savings for development
- Fragmented markets in search of integration
This policy identifies, for each subject, the main drivers of change as well as the strategic and operational capacities of the players responsible for their following through. (“change readiness” and “change capabilities”).
At the same time, this Policy Paper aims to identify the dynamics and the specifics of each country or subregion, all while evaluating the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities that guide individual dynamics in regard to those of the group.