Expertise Economic Development

Sub-Saharan Africa: A major potential revenue opportunity for digital payments

Sub-Saharan Africa offers tantalizing potential for mobile financial services, but as yet there have been few success stories. One hurdle has been the lack of clear numbers on the size of the opportunity.


Lions go digital: The Internet’s transformative potential in Africa

Africa’s Internet usage is growing fast, and could add $300 billion a year to the continent’s GDP by 2025.

An anthology addresses the challenges facing Latin America

McKinsey presents the firm’s latest thinking on how to promote further economic development in Latin America while tackling social inequality and illiteracy.

Jobs, pay, and skills for 3.5 billion people

How can businesses manage their workforces in the skills-scarce world of 2030? A McKinsey Global Institute report sheds some light.

Africa at work: Job creation and inclusive growth

Africa, the second-fastest growing region in the world, has the potential to create tens of millions of wage-paying jobs over the next decade.

Help wanted: The future of work in advanced economies

With 40 million people in advanced economies out of work, the challenge is to prepare as many workers as possible for the jobs of the future.

Another emerging-market opportunity: MSMEs

The time is right for banks—including those in the West—to serve micro-, small, and medium-size enterprises in emerging markets.

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