There are hundreds of free zones in the Middle East and Africa. While many set and maintain high standards of governance, various regional factors can undermine initiatives to improve compliance. Diligencia’s Jonathan Siklos examines some of the challenges associated with free zones and the steps businesses can take to minimise risk when exposed to them.
In the run-up to COP26, and with the issue of climate change rarely out of the headlines, Diligencia has been reviewing major initiatives across the Middle East & Africa to drive clean energy production. Over the next few weeks, we will publish our findings in a series of blogs and white papers and examine the organisations that are leading the way.
The pandemic has highlighted the vulnerability of many African economies to disruptions in supply chains. Weak infrastructure within and between African countries has left many reliant on imports and has undermined export growth.
During the Covid pandemic many countries have seen private sector organisations lending their support to address the crisis. From alcohol companies switching to make hand sanitiser, to manufacturing companies re-tooling production lines for...