Articles & Reports

Food Security in the Gulf Cooperation Council

Alipay: A Chinese Conglomerate’s Bid to Own Your Wallet

By Emphasizing Services, Mobile Money Could Explode in Africa

India’s Debate on Biometrics Could Influence Data Protection Worldwide

Pakistani Women and Mobile Phones: Your Line Has Been Disconnected

Why Inclusive Growth Is a Model for the Future

Without Interoperability, Biometric Identification Is Dead in the Water

Moving beyond Rhetoric to Build a Strong Fintech Ecosystem

In Emerging Economies, Data Protection Starts with Building Secure Infrastructure

Invisible without Identity: Biometrics and Financial Inclusion in Africa

What Would Life Look Like with Universal Financial Inclusion?

India’s Data Protection Laws Will Have a Major Impact in Africa

Digital Trends Carry Extra Risks for Emerging Markets

The Changemakers Accelerating African Fintech

Is the World’s Largest Democracy Creating the First ‘Data Democracy’?

Trade Turbulence and Why Asia Matters

How One Entrepreneur Reinvented an Ancient Toothbrush

For Many Indians, the Phone Is the Internet

Accelerating into the Financial Inclusion Curve

Taking on Pakistan’s Education Emergency Means Fighting on Many Fronts

Women Can’t Crack the Glass Ceiling If They Can’t Reach It

India’s Toxic Air Gets Even More Toxic Every Autumn

China’s Smartphone Dominance in Africa Is No Accident

The Indian Government Spends 1% of Its GDP on Healthcare

Will A Showdown with the US Slow Pakistan’s Growth Story?

Blockchain for Migrants Is Waiting for Its WhatsApp Moment

Medical Tourism Is the Defining Middle-class Experiment of Our Day

Is Facebook Fury A “First World” Issue?

India’s Most Vital Hub City Isn’t in India

Amid Identity Crisis, Facebook Must Reboot Far from Home

Will Mobile Money ‘Uberize’ the Global Remittance Market?

As Mobile Money Takes Root, New Products Bloom

What Do Dictatorship and Telecoms Have in Common? Hint: Cryptocurrency

The Single Biggest Challenge to India’s Growth Story

Europe Is Closing the Door on Immigrants. What If Africa Does the Same?

Peruvian Food: The Brand

Can the New Middle Class Save Argentina’s Wine Sector?

In Kenya, Retail Is Booming for Everyone Except the Local Giants

Four Disruption-proof Trends for Our Disruptive World

Venezuela Opts for Guns over Food

Can Artificial Intelligence Propel Emerging Markets?

Curbing the Counterfeit Trade in Emerging Markets

The Top 5 Emerging Market IPOs of 2018

Rising from the Ashes: A New Era in Pakistani Cinema

Vocational Jobs Are Still the Backbone of Emerging Markets

The Best Books about the Emerging World in 2017

Do the Poor Deserve Affordable Internet Access?

Oman’s Coastline Is the Next Stop on China’s Belt and Road

The Kenyan Company Changing the Way We Consume

Five Themes Shaping the Future of Urbanism

Citizenship for Sale, but Who’s Buying?

Beyond Soybeans and Samba: China’s Future in Brazil

How the Asian Middle Class Helps Fuel the US Economy

China’s Relationship with Saudi Arabia Will Change the Global Economy

From Baku with Love: The New Transcaucasian Railway

Nigeria’s Generator Addiction Is An Opportunity in Disguise

City-states and the Future of Urbanism

America’s Missed Chance on the Global Pitch

How Los Angeles Is the Future of Cities

China’s Road to the Gulf

What’s Not on the Agenda for Trump’s Asia Visit

Morocco’s Unlikely Automotive Industry

Bridging the Red Sea: How to Build an Africa-Gulf Partnership

Can One Unremarkable Street in Dubai Explain Our Changing World?

Opportunities Beyond Hacking: Retail Banking in Blockchain

Austerity Not Necessarily the Solution to Emerging Market Credit Woes

Will JBS Survive a Political Corruption Scandal?

The Decline of the Western Tourist

How Anti-Urban Bias Fuels Informal Settlements and Poverty

Going Cashless in Emerging Markets

China’s Expansion Reaches Greek Shores

Rickshaw drivers peddling through the streets of Old Delhi. September 18, 2014. Ermakova

Can Startups Ease India’s Garbage Problem?

Can Megaprojects Solve Istanbul’s Urban Woes?

Egypt’s Bumpy Road to Economic Stability

The Corruption Scourge in BRICS Countries

India’s One Belt, One Road Dilemma

The Comuna 13 neighbourhood in Medellin, Colombia, formerly one of the city’s most dangerous districts. July 2016. Melanie Snail/emerge85

A New Middle Ground: Rethinking Formalisation in Cities

Smartphone Apps Flourish Behind China’s Firewall

India’s Game-Changer Tax Reform and the Emerging World

Long-term Growth in Emerging Markets: Challenges and Opportunities

The Global Economy Has Moved Beyond Protectionism

Long Arm of Emerging Market Politics: Turkey’s Model

Cost of Living Is Changing Brazil’s Urban Geography

Low-speed Global Economy: An Interview with John Lipsky

Shopping for a Knowledge Economy in the UAE

The Middle Kingdom’s ‘Big Four’ and the Gulf

Can Agriculture Go Digital in India?

Can Africa Compete with Itself?

A Taste of Japan in the Gulf

GCC-ASEAN Ties: The Bold, the Beautiful, and the Controversial

GCC and ASEAN: Commitment and Connections

Emergence of an Emirati Economic Corridor

Can Modi Build Smart Cities and Curb Farmer Suicides?

Can Egypt Rein in Its Informal Economy?

What Morocco’s Apparent Pivot to Sub-Saharan Africa Means

Dutch Elections: A Barometer for Where The World Is Heading

Mobile is Transforming Africa’s Remittance Market

Singapore’s Smart Success Story: An Interview with Kent Calder

Is Pakistan the Next Hot Emerging Market?

The 85 World in 2050

Vietnam: The Newest Asian Tiger

Bypassing the Bolivar

Xi Jinping, European Football, and the ‘Chinese Dream’

Top 10 Tata Moments: 21st Century Edition

Top 5 Trade-enabling Nations in the emerge85 World

Co-operative Competition: The Way Forward for ASEAN

Turkish Soap Operas, Latin America, and Emerging World Kinship

Creating a Thriving Technology Industry in an Emerging Market: Kenya’s Experience

China’s Green Tech Boom and the Coming Climate Change Bust

Incubating Technology in Africa: Here Comes Everyone

Locally Grown Technology Ecosystems and Venture Capital: An Alibaba Story

Competing to be Asia’s Tech Hub

Lessons from India’s Double-edged Rickshaw Experience

Winners and Losers in the Rapidly Changing Global Trade Landscape

The Next Leapfrogging Opportunity

The 85 World

The Rise of ‘the Rest’?

Uber’s China Retreat and the Great Commercial Prize of the 21st Century

E-Governance for the New Middle Class

The Role of Urban Planning in Rapid Growth: Nairobi, Addis Ababa, and Kigali

Financing the New Middle Class

A cement factory in Wushan, Chongqing, China, December 3, 2012. Jonathan Kos-Read/Flickr CC BY 2.0

Urbanisation and Rural Industrialisation: Phased Growth Models in China and Ethiopia