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As a unique platform for dialogue with the private sector, EMnet produces periodic Policy Notes providing an overview of the private sector’s perspective on doing business in emerging economies.

Discussions held during EMnet meetings and insights from our members feed into our Notes, which are circulated to businesses, policy makers and OECD experts.

 

Emerging Markets

The 2019 edition of Business Insights on Emerging Markets provides a private sector perspective on investment opportunities and challenges in Asia, Latin America and Africa.

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Latin America

Growth is back in the Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) region after years of remaining subdued. Lack of trust in public institutions however weighs down on opportunities for further growth and investment. Political transitions across the region can provide an opportunity to enact reforms that strengthen institutions and underpin economic development. This note provides insights and suggests recommendations from the private sector on how to restore business confidence and support investments in Latin America.

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Asia

Technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytics, machine learning, blockchain, cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI), are driving the digital transformation. Asian countries can take advantage of transformative digital technologies to enhance productivity and achieve sustainable and inclusive growth. This Policy Note provides insights from the private sector and policy recommendations for governments on how to unlock investment opportunities from digitalisation in Asia. 

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Africa

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) agreement is predicted to help intra-African trade grow by up to 52% while additional facilitation measures can further reduce the time and cost of trading. This Policy Note provides insights and policy recommendations from the private sector on how to unlock opportunities for infrastructure development in Africa.

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