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BCG: When the Growing Gets Tough


In the short run, it accounts for about one-third of total shareholder return (TSR). And in the long run, it’s nearly all that matters, driving almost three-quarters of TSR. Moreover, growth boosts morale and helps companies  win the war for talent—laying the foundation for the next stage of growth. But achieving value-creating growth is challenging. This short book collects The Boston Consulting Group’s latest thinking on how to chart a growth strategy. It also offers perspectives on each of the seven critical levers that organizations can pull to drive growth: corporate portfolio repositioning, go-to-market transformation, geographic expansion, innovation, mergers and acquisitions, business model innovation, and organizational moves. On behalf of the authors and BCG’s global partner group, I hope you find the ideas stimulating and wish you luck on your growth journey.
Rich Lesser
President and CEO


African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization: Employment, politics, and prospects for change

book AFRICAN YOUTH 9781138829473

The much heralded growth and transformation of many economies in sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade continues to receive prominent attention in academic scholarship and among policy practitioners. An apparent feature about this transformation, however, is that Africa’s youth appear to have been left out. This book critically examines the extent and consequences of the marginalization of African youth. It questions conventional wisdoms about data trends, aspirational goals, and common policy interventions surrounding Africa’s youth that have been variously propagated in both the development studies literature and in mainstream donor policy reports. Read the rest of this entry »


Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability: A Political Economy Analysis

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Food price volatility is one of the major challenges facing current and future global food systems. Since 2006, global food prices have fluctuated greatly around an increasing trend and price spikes were observed for key food commodities such as rice, wheat, and maize. Read the rest of this entry »


The Role of Elites in Economic Development

book The Role of Elites in Economic Development cover
Elites have a disproportionate impact on development outcomes. While a country’s endowments constitute the deep determinates of growth, the trajectory they follow is shaped by the actions of elites. But what factors affect whether elites use their influence for individual gain or national welfare? Read the rest of this entry »


Global foreign direct investment fell by 16 per cent in 2014, United Nations Report says

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Global foreign direct investment (FDI) fell by 16 per cent to $1.23 trillion in 2014, according to the UNCTAD World Investment Report 20151. The report says the drop can be explained by the fragility of the global economy, policy uncertainty for investors and elevated geopolitical risks. New investments were also offset by some large divestments. Read the rest of this entry »