Research & Statistics
Africa's 2020 Growth
Growing your business? Here’s why you should consider Africa
Source: Enterprise Singapore
The continent is well-placed for investment and partnerships between Singapore and African businesses. Find out where to sow the seeds and build connections.
Asian Tigers, African Lions
Author: Bernard Berendsen, Ton Dietz, Henk Schulte Nordholt, Roel van der Veen
Asian Tigers, African Lions is an anthology of contributions by scholars and (former) diplomats related to the 'Tracking Development' research project, funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and coordinated by the African Studies Centre and KITLV, both in Leiden, in collaboration with scholars based in Africa and Asia.
e-Conomy Africa 2020 Report
Source: International Finance Corporation (World Bank)
The e-Conomy Africa 2020 report is a first-ever collaboration between IFC and Google in generating data and information that elaborates on Africa's internet landscape and its great potential.
There are two versions of the report available for download:
5 years of digital transformation in Southeast Asia in 1 year
Source: EDB Singapore
Although digital transformation has been underway for some time in Southeast Asia, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the transition. Due to social distancing measures, more people are adopting home-centric lifestyles and shopping for groceries, clothing, electronics, and furnishing online.
Singapore Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam's speech at the Kofi A. Annan Eminent Speakers Lecture at the African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan.
Source: African Development Bank Group
With the right policies and linkages, Africa can become an indispensable global economic hub, Singapore’s Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam noted, commending the continent’s diverse economic potential.