This last few years the concept of emergence have become part of the vocabulary of the decision makers. It has been in the center of all the speeches and discussions related to economics and politics since the end of the year 2000.

Among the 54 african countries, 37 have actually plans to rise to the top of the emergence. The once called “developing countries” are now standing out because of their commitment and efforts to follow the road to emergence and get closer to become developed countries. All in all is it a wish, a trend or a realistic goal?

Thanks to a recent study made by a think tank of African experts named OBEMA, we can, now, officially confirm the emergence of the economy of some african countries. OBEMA was able to classify the african countries using a method that really took into account the reality of the continent, in its first edition of the “emergence in Africa index”.  

“The emergence in Africa index” of the year 2017 established a score ranging from 0 to a 100, based on categories such as “emergent”, “level of potential”, or “others”. Countries that were committed in an economic change process, sustained by an inclusive, institutional stable socio-political background capable of maintaining its sustainability, were qualified as “emergent”. the top 11 of that category are, Mauritius which took the first place, South Africa reached number 2, followed by Seychelles (3). Then we had Botswana, Cabo Verde, Rwanda, Ghana, Tunisia, Namibia, Morocco, Sao Tome and Principles. This objective and realistic study allows people to have a different opinion about Africa that has always been portrayed as something that it is not.

Qualified Human Resources at the foundation of the emergence in Africa

what is behind this burst of emergence noted in several african countries? This question forces us to take interest in the human resources which are everywhere to be found in the continent. They have been essential in making the visions of the private and public sector come true. And that is quite obvious considering the fact that having qualified human resources in Africa has been a challenge for the rulers who are aware of the importance of a good training in a process of emergence. It is now, clearly possible for investors to identify qualified human resources on the continent and that in the different sectors of activity.