Business environments around the world are changing in response to new investor demands, moving towards tighter regulations and greater transparency. This Focus Report explores the current state of governance, risk-management and compliance (GRC) trends across West and Central Africa. Even if progress is being made on many fronts, led primarily by the central banks of regional economic unions and alliances, further changes are needed to improve the business climate and unlock the region’s full potential as an investment destination. The report also zooms in on specific areas of the economy where GRC principles are being given added weight, including mining, infrastructure and power, and the financial services industry.
The report includes interviews with Farid Chedid, Chairman and CEO of Groupe Ascoma, and Samaila Zubairu, CEO of the Africa Finance Corporation.