The World in Transition | Africa and the Middle East: The Cradle of Civilization Once Again?

The World in Transition | Africa and the Middle East: The Cradle of Civilization Once Again?

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Emerging and frontier markets have become a collective bellwether of global growth and social change, and perhaps nowhere is that more evident than in Africa and regions of the Middle East. Investments there not only drive global prosperity but also advance regional public health and medical research, increasing length and quality of life. But more is needed to meet the needs of a growing population that is now one of the youngest in the world. What is the best roadmap to opportunities in Africa and the Middle East, and what evidence do we have that the region can transition to the center of the global stage?

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Staci Warden
Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

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Mohammed Alardhi
Executive Chairman, Investcorp

Madalitso Mandiwa
Chief Economist, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Malawi; IFC-Milken Institute Class of 2017

Michael Milken
Chairman, Milken Institute

Patrice Motsepe
Founder and Chairman, African Rainbow Minerals

Stephanie von Friedeburg
Chief Operating Officer, International Finance Corporation

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Published November 19, 2019