by Sam Assaf and Abhiram Muddu
The Lebanese capital of Beirut has become home to a growing startup ecosystem. With the right kind of support, it’s only a matter of time until a highly valuable and innovative company emerges, attracts international attention.
by Nathalia Foditsch and Evodio Kaltenecker
Brazilian innovation policies reflect the very notion of innovation itself: they are uncertain, cumulative , and collective. Innovation policy is, thus, risky by nature because results are hard to predict.
by German Peralta
Tanzania´s New VAT tax on Tourism could Potentially Slowdown an Otherwise Thriving East African Country
by Rachit Saxena
During the apartheid era, townships were built on the outskirts of major cities and were reserved for non-white residents. Today, these informal settlements are home to nearly 60% of South Africa’s unemployed.
by Chao Yi, Eva Zhang, Bihan Zhu and Viviane Gomide
Most people probably don’t think of Kenya as an innovation and technology hub, but it became the launching pad for M-Pesa, a transformative mobile phone-based platform for money transfer and financial services.
by Abhiram Muddu and Vince Wong
Money matters in Modi’s India are complex. However, Modi has a unique opportunity to leverage startups’ accelerated time-to-market to foster a tech-enabled ecosystem that incentivizes users to adopt formal channels.
by Preetika Vish, Matt Weisse, Matt Wilhelm, Bryan Wong
Over the past decade the Chinese government has spent over $500B in infrastructure and healthcare reform, including the establishment of many new hospitals and policies to satisfy the demand that accompanies China’s population of over a billion people.
by Sakshi Singh, MBA '17
Even though Turkey enjoyed high growth rates during the 2000s, the systems and political authority failed to use the expanding resources at its disposal in an effective way that would have prepared Turkey for the challenges of the next decade.
by Gregory Asnis, Katherine Leonetti and Mehrdad Moghaddam
India is a complex multi-ethnic society and one of the fastest growing populations in the world at a current 1.2 billion citizens. Now under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the nation is in a period of great growth combined with substantial challenges.
by Meghan Bell, Ross Brown, Gargi Chaudhuri, Juan Matienzo
Ensuring sustainable future growth for its economy and positive trade relations will require the Mexican government to address several challenges related to the structure of its domestic economy.