Can social impact bonds improve employment?

There might be evidence that social impact bonds can improve employment. “Where?” In a couple of places, South Africa, for one. Employment – or unemployment – in Africa is a big issue. We know this, and we say it all the time. In my bid to complain less and do/seek Read More

No, setting more grandiose goals won’t bring us development

You read that right: ‘No, setting more grandiose goals won’t bring us development.’ The focus should be on achieving the desired effect, or outcome(s). Ok, fine, that’s a tricky statement to make. It is not true, but it is also not untrue. The point is, it takes more than setting Read More

Consulting buzzwords: a puzzle for the unbelievably bored employee

I think mentioning “consulting buzzwords” is already causing major eye rolls. But you should stay. I had a funny realization about the slight shudder that runs down the back of people when they hear “consultants”. It’s hilarious really. The purpose of writing this came from a “disclaimer” I made when Read More

Shaping Africa’s future growth: Why “best practice” is not necessarily a bad idea

On the topic of ‘best practice’, I recently listened to CDC’s Insight event: Shaping Africa’s future growth with Fred Swaniker, and I thoroughly enjoyed the chat. Fred Swaniker is one of the continent’s foremost thought leaders and an even bigger action-oriented leader. He appears to be the type of person Read More

Economic complexity and what you need to know about the Challenge – and Secret – to Economic Growth in Ghana

Disclaimer: This is a major benefit of having your own corner. I wrote the below piece in 2019. After some feedback, I shelved it. Why? Because some of the ideas “seemed too complex.” Funny that I am talking about economic complexity. But maybe it is. The idea of economic complexity Read More