Workforce composition and economic productivity in Africa
Much has been said about the ‘demographic dividend’: how disposable income increases as the dependency ratio in a country goes down. Less work has been done on the influence of demographic changes – specifically, a maturing workforce – on economic productivity. This webinar will summarise a simplified analysis of how, in developed countries, the maturing of the demographic profile has been associated with increased economic productivity. Next, we will go over the demographic forecasts for Africa and consider what they may mean for future economic output on the
François Conradie | Lead Political Economist
François is the lead political economist at NKC. His area of expertise is politics in North and West Africa, while his other research extends to topics of wide interest in Africa, especially fiscal and debt dynamics. François joined NKC in 2011.
Key themes for 2024 – another year of price weakness
Energy and metal markets have experienced a sharp reversal in prices this year, as we expected, diminishing the Super cycle thesis of our competitors. In this webinar, we examine the key themes affecting commodity markets in 2024 as the energy transition gathers pace and discuss our leading calls for prices in the year ahead. Overall, we expect another year of price weakness as we forecast the global economy to grow at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, excluding the pandemic. We also anticipate supply to improve across commodity markets next year, which will further weigh on prices.Find Out More
Why tourism will continue to grow in 2024: key themes to watch in the year ahead
There are reasons for continued optimism as we look ahead into 2024 for the travel sector, and we retain a bullish outlook despite several clear risk factors. Within this webinar we will explore the emerging trends that will drive continued growth in demand and travel spending, how this will differ from prior years, as well as discussing some of the key risks to this outlook.Find Out More