How is fintech evolving in African markets and what factors are necessary for its success?

How is fintech evolving in African markets and what factors are necessary for its success?

Custom research

Sometimes you want something just the way you want it. We get it. At Magpie, we provide business and policy leaders with customized, quality research tailored to their particular needs. We meet our clients on their terms, not on ours.

Our research is underpinned by rigorous, social–science methodologies that produce trusted, actionable insights. We bring to the private and public sectors the rigor that we take for granted in academia, making certain our clients receive the most in–depth, objective analyses possible. Our analyses range from deep–dive projects on countries, sectors, and mega–trends to strategic insights that help clients navigate complex data sets and better understand their external environments.

Examples of recent work include:

  • Magpie supported a multinational in its cross–border acquisition of a global hospitality group. Central to the transaction was an understanding of China–Europe relations and China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Our team conducted elite interviews and surveys with key stakeholders to help our client understand the political and reputational risks involved.

  • Through a combination of desk research and fieldwork done by our local experts, Magpie’s founder, Aleksandra, collaborated with the Atlantic Council to produce a series of reports on the opportunities and challenges facing disruptive technologies – financial technology, 3D printing, and artificial intelligence – in the sub-Saharan region.

  • Magpie worked with a leading global impact investing firm to map the energy needs of select African and Southeast Asian markets and the political, economic, and regulatory challenges facing renewable energy providers in the regions. The resulting insights helped our client successfully place over $50 million in renewable energy investments.

  • We’ve teamed up with several global non-profits to explore what the increase in women at the highest levels of public service in developing economies may mean for global governance. The project evolves around several case studies. It will provide policy leaders with recommendations on how to empower women in government and encourage sustainable gender parity.