2016 Sub-Saharan Africa Outlook

$ 375.00

A comprehensive overview of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Learn about the short- and long-term outlook for SSA, the 5 drivers of regional performance, the top 3 Global and Local disruptors to monitor/plan for.

Overview, Table of Contents & Sample Pages below


2016 is a challenging year for many Sub-Saharan African (SSA) markets. Global factors, such as ongoing currency volatility, low commodity prices, and slow growth in large markets such as China and Europe, will continue to put pressure on SSA economies. At the same time local factors, such as erratic weather and political uncertainty,  will affect markets in a variety of ways.

Yet, as these economies are forced to move away from their over-reliance on commodities, their future growth trajectories are increasingly driven by stronger fundamentals, making the region’s growth more sustainable over the long term. This report is a comprehensive overview of Sub-Saharan Africa that highlights what matters most for businesses in the region.

What you will learn

  • What is the long-term outlook for businesses investing in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Which macroeconomic and geopolitcal drivers matter most in 2016
  • Understand the risks to watch and signposts to monitor in SSA and around the world

What you will receive

  • Immediate access to the 48-page PDF report
  • Exclusive email updates covering emerging markets business topics
  • Special discounts on future report purchases

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary3
  • Section 1: FSG View on Sub-Saharan Africa4-6
  • Section 2: Sub-Saharan Africa’s Long-Term Outlook7
  •   SSA Growth is Becoming More Sustainable8
  •   Megatrends Drive the Long-Term Outlook9
  •   Economic Diversification10
  •   Consumer Spending11
  •   Foreign Investment12
  •   Government Spending13
  •   Natural Resources14
  •   Infrastructure Investment15
  •   Power Generation16
  •   Technological Innovation17
  •   Growing Inequality18
  •   Rising Government Debt19
  • Section 3: Drivers of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Performance in 201620
  •   Drivers of Performance21
  •   Driver #1: Low Commodity Prices22
  •   Driver #2: Currency Volatility23
  •   Driver #3: Slowdown in China24
  •   Driver #4: Political Shifts25
  •   Driver #5: Erratic Weather26
  •   Implications for Action27
  • Section 4: 2016 Country and Sub-Regional Outlooks28
  •   Divide Sub-Saharan Africa into Regional Clusters29
  •   Within Clusters, Key Markets Dominate30
  •   West Africa Outlook31
  •   East Africa Outlook32
  •   Southern Africa Outlook33
  •   Central Africa Outlook34
  •   Nigeria Outlook35
  •   South Africa Outlook36
  •   Kenya Outlook37
  •   Angola Outlook38
  • Section 5: Risks to Watch and Signposts to Monitor39
  •   Scenarios Overview40
  •   Disruptors Summary41
  •   Top 3 Global Disruptors42-44
  •   Top 3 Local Disruptors45-47
  • About Frontier Strategy Group48

Sample Pages

Africa Growth Becoming Sustainable

Growing Inequality in Africa

Rising Government Debt in Africa

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