n Africa Country Benchmark Report (ACBR) - ACBR business analysis - segmented analysis of business performance in Africa - quadrant analysis

Volume 2017 Number 1
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Market Freedom scores show a significant regional divergence. Though conjoining regions, faced with similar social and political challenges, as measured by the ACBR indexes, West Africa scores well above Central Africa in business categories. One cause is that the Economic Community of West African States has promoted free markets among member states, whereas the conflict-torn Central African region has no similar strong co-ordinating organisation. East and North Africa’s Market Freedom scores both indicate commercial environments that require regulatory reform to induce more business-friendly commercial milieus. Southern Africa’s scores reflect regulatory constraints also affecting business performance.

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