Souhir Mzali: ALL BLOG POSTS

Souhir Mzali
29 January 2020
OBG CEO Surveys

Côte d’Ivoire has made some remarkable economic achievements over the past decade. Since the end of the political crisis in 2011 the country has seen its GDP grow by an average of around 8% annually. 

Souhir Mzali
29 January 2020
OBG CEO Surveys

With enviable GDP growth of around 8% per year since the end of the political crisis in 2011, Côte d’Ivoire has been a top performer on global economic indices for several years. This is due in no small part to concerted efforts to foster a more diversified economy and pro-business operating environment. While the vast majority of CEOs interviewed in the third edition of this survey remain bullish on near-term growth prospects – both for corporates and the broader economy – expansion has also laid bear critical skills gaps in the labour market, namely in the areas of leadership, engineering, and research and development.

Souhir Mzali
12 December 2019
OBG CEO Surveys

With GDP expansion forecast at 7.5% in 2019, and monetary and fiscal restructuring under way, the Ghanaian authorities are pushing ahead with a number of programmes to boost the performance of key sectors and promote diversification. The business community, in turn, remains largely optimistic about near-term prospects. In the third Ghana CEO Survey, 71% of participants have positive or very positive expectations of local business conditions in the coming 12 months, though many also underscore the pressing challenges still to be addressed, including the infrastructure deficit and access to credit.