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OUR STORY

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EXPERIENCE

After 30 years in the industry, we decided to alter direction. Now, we share our passion by helping others. Our ramp up process is designed to empower your team and outfit them with the tools they need to succeed. Talk to us today about how we can support your growth, limit your turnover, and put you on a solid track to success and profit.

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APPROACH

Our service includes a comprehensive consultation to help identify gaps and opportunities, a comprehensive report that includes a project plan with timelines and milestones, a cost analysis, and a schedule. We also offer a suite of quality products that will help you get there quickly and smoothly. That’s how we ensure your success.

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CHOOSE A.R.T

Business mentors are key—that’s why when it comes to client selection, we’re choosy. We want to give each of you the time and guidance you deserve.  Whether you’re seeking a strategic alliance with the right partner or a special skillset or tool, call us today. Together we’ll create and refine your plan for success. We didn’t get there alone. And neither will you. 

FUN FACTS WEST AFRICA

Mansa Musa, one of the wealthiest people who ever lived - Jessica Smith

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

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ACCOUNTING & TAXES

FINANCE & BANKING

HUMAN RESOURCES

IT MANAGEMENT

LEGAL SERVICES

STRATEGY & ORGANIZATION

INTRA-AFRICA TRADE IS THE FUTURE

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Deepening African Integration: Intra-Africa Trade for Development and Poverty Reduction

There is enormous untapped potential through regional integration in  Africa to deliver poverty reduction and development gains; we can take a fresh look at some regional integration initiatives if the continent is to become better integrated. Regional trade integration has long been a strategic objective for Africa yet, despite some success in eliminating tariffs within regional  communities, the African market remains highly fragmented. A range of  non-tariff and regulatory barriers still raise transaction costs and  limit the movement of goods, services, people and capital across borders  throughout Africa. Barriers to trade continue to limit the growth of trade throughout  all African regional groupings. By imposing unnecessary costs on  exporters these barriers raise prices for consumers, undermine the  predictability of the trade regime, and reduce investment in the region.

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Measuring Financial Inclusion

The Global Financial Inclusion (Global Findex) database, launched by the  World Bank in 2011, provides comparable indicators showing  how  people around the world save, borrow, make payments, and manage risk. The 2014 edition of the database reveals  that 62 percent of adults worldwide have an account at a bank or another type of financial institution or with a mobile  money  provider. Between 2011 and  2014, 700 million adults became  account holders while the number of  those without an account— the unbanked—dropped by 20 percent to 2 billion.  

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Digitizing Agricultural Value Chains

In reality, agriculture value chains - the range of steps and related  actors necessary for an agriculture product to move from the farm to  the final customers - are often quite complex. Digitizing the processes  around payments could make these value chains more efficient. There are  clear benefits for buyers to going digital, including lowering the costs  of withdrawing, transporting, and securing cash and distributing  payments – either to farmers directly or via associations or  cooperatives. But the value proposition for farmers is less clear. The  overall lack of mobile money ecosystems in rural areas, even in  countries with the most developed digital financial service ecosystems,  gives farmers little incentive to switch from cash to digital payments.

DOING BUSINESS RANKING

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Ease of doing business in Africa

Doing Business presents results for two aggregate measures: the distance to frontier score and the ease of doing  business ranking,  which is based on the  distance to frontier score.  The ease of  doing  business ranking compares  economies with one another;  the  distance to frontier score benchmarks  economies with respect to regulatory best practice, showing the absolute distance to the best performance on each Doing Business indicator. When compared across years, the distance to frontier score shows how much the  regulatory environment for local  entrepreneurs in an economy has changed over time in absolute terms, while the ease of doing business ranking can show only how much the regulatory environment has changed relative to that in other economies.

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Tech solutions for compliance and reporting

This report analyzes how new technology can be applied to improve compliance and regulatory reporting. It identifies areas in compliance that could benefit from regtech, describes recent technological innovations and how they could be applied to compliance and reporting, and discusses barriers to regtech implementation and development. FIs  have a primary responsibility for supporting regtech development, most importantly by creating IT and risk infrastructures that are capable of integrating these new solutions.

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Regulatory Impact on Mobile Money and Financial Inclusion in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda

The report focuses on innovative  mobile phones money and banking options in four African countries - Kenya, Nigeria Tanzania and Uganda. It highlights differences among the  4  countries and their financial regulatory  environment.  It further examines  different regulations that have influenced the development of financial inclusion through the use of mobile financial services in the 4 countries.  

LATEST GROWTH PROJECTIONS AFRICA

The African Development Bank says regional and global shocks in 2016  slowed the pace of growth in Africa, but signs of recovery were manifest  in 2017 and the bank projects growth for the region to accelerate to  4.1 per cent in 2018. CNBC Africa’s Frederic Vandevyver caught up with  Abebe Shimeles, Acting Director of Research, Networking and Partnerships  division at the African Development Bank to discuss the projections.

TELLING FACTS FROM MYTHS

The Project “Agriculture in Africa: Telling facts from Myths” explores some facts about Agriculture in Africa that many experts and policy makers consider self-evident truths. But the rural landscape of the continent has evolved, as has the African farmer. In the current context, are these conventions about Africa’s agriculture still valid?

The “Agriculture in Africa– Telling Facts from Myths” project was initiated by the Chief Economist’s Office of the World Bank Africa Region in partnership with the African Development Bank, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, Cornell University, the Food and Agriculture Organization, London School of Economics, Maastricht School of Management, University of Pretoria, University of Rome Tor Vergata, University of Trento, and Yale University. It uses the Living Standards Measurement Study - Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) to update our current understanding of farming in Africa

COMPLEX FOOD PUZZLE IN AFRICA

In some African countries, foreign investment in food production has improved infrastructure and quality of life. But large-scale agriculture has also had negative effects, including environmental degradation and destruction of small farms. Photojournalist Robin Hammond, who covered this conflict for National Geographic magazine, gives a ground-level view of the issues.

DIGITAL PAYMENT FARMERS

Tigo Rwanda launches the ‘Tigo Payment Solution for Agriculture’ to  improve farmers’ lives. This video tells the moving story of 10,000 men  and women tea farmers from Gicumbi enjoying the freedom to seamlessly  transact between their bank account – SACCO and their mobile – Tigo  Cash. 

HOW TO USE DFS IN AGRICULTURE

The Guide to the Use of Digital Finance in Agriculture aims to provide a  quick and easy-to-use tool to understand how one new technology  platform, digital finance, can help address some of the challenges that  smallholder farmers are experiencing today – mainly, lack of access to  financial services and convenient payment systems.

WEALTH CREATION IN AFRICA

The 2017 African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings was held in  Ahmedabad, India from 22 – 26 May 2017 themed “Transforming Agriculture  for Wealth Creation in Africa”.  For a discussion CNBC Africa’s Bronwyn  Nielsen is joined by panellists including President of Senegal Macky  Sall; Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group and  Kenneth Quinn, President, World Food Prize Foundation.

HOT TOPICS FROM ACROSS AFRICA

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What keeps the President of the WB up?

For the first time since the financial crisis, the World Bank is forecasting that the global economy will be operating at or near full capacity. We anticipate growth in advanced economies to moderate slightly, but growth in emerging markets and developing countries should strengthen to 4.5% this year.

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Ethiopia to remain East Africa's fastest growing economy – 2018 World Bank forecast

Among East African countries, Ethiopia is likely to remain the fastest growing economy, but growth is expected to soften as it takes measures to stabilize government debt. Growth is expected to recover in Kenya, as inflation eases, and to firm in Tanzania on strengthening investment growth.

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Africa is changing China as much as China is changing Africa

Across the continent, Chinese electronics, clothes, and other products have flooded local markets. Chinese-made Dutch Wax Prints now sell better than the originals, decimating local industries in places like Lubumbashi, Congo. Increasingly you are finding Chinese-run factoriesin Ethiopia, Rwanda, Nigeria, and supposedly soon in Central Africa where the region’s first auto factory will be in Cameroon.

LAUNCHING DFS IN RURAL AFRICA

Despite the trend toward greater urbanization, more than 50 percent of the developing world’s population (3.1 billion people) lives in rural areas.

The rise of mobile network operator (MNO)-led and bank-led digital  nancial services offerings, as well as joint and third-party initiatives, is well documented. Globally, there are more than 130 live mobile money deployments tracked by the GSMA, the mobile telecom industry body, and another 87 in development of bank-led initiatives, there are 236 agent banking deployments in Brazil, Peru, Colombia and Mexico alone, with a total of more than 43,000 combined agents. As the market is further deepened and developed, payment actors such as Visa, MasterCard and Western Union are positioning in this space as well. 

LOANS FOR FARMERS

This type of loan is specifically tailored for Farmers that do not have  bank accounts but need a loan to purchase good quality seeds for their  farms. We have partnered with www.signature-seeds.com to offer you up to  $300 worth of high quality seeds for farmers around the world. Farming  is seasonal and has ups and downs. Finding finance options for a small farm can be difficult, and this is  where L-Pesa offers incredible support. eds worth a particular value.