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Razia Khan

Head of Research, Africa and Middle East

7 articles

Meet the author

Razia is Head of Research, Africa and Middle East, with over two decades of experience covering emerging and frontier markets. She is a well-known commentator on the region and provides regular updates to central banks, finance ministries, institutional investors and corporates in the region. She currently serves as a Trustee of the Royal Africa Society and Save the Children UK. She has previously served on the WEF’s Global Future Council on Migration and the Global Agenda Council on ‘Poverty and Economic Development’. She was named one of the ‘100 most influential Africans’ in 2015 by New African magazine, and the ‘100 Africa economics leaders’ by Institut Choiseul (2017). Razia holds BSc and MSc (Econ) degrees from the London School of Economics.

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Sub-Saharan Africa: building back in 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is likely to see a technical recovery in 2021, with year-on-year growth rebounding from a weak base.

| 12 Jan 2021

Africa trends to watch in 2017

Growth in Africa should recover following a subdued performance in 2016 – just don’t expect too much, too fast

Trade beyond borders | 23 Jan 2017

The truth about Africa’s rising middle class

Income growth in Africa may not be as fast as some have expected, but the trend is very much alive

Trade beyond borders | 16 Nov 2015

Nigeria’s election – Africa’s shining moment

Opposition’s unprecedented win is an opportunity to tackle inequality, diversify Nigeria’s economy and encourage investment

Trade beyond borders | 2 Apr 2015

How fast is Africa really growing?

Little is known about the true magnitude of Africa’s growth surge. The private sector can help to gather more data

Trade beyond borders | 19 Jun 2014

All eyes on Nigeria

Some suggest Nigeria’s economy may emerge as the largest in sub-Saharan Africa – we look at the facts

Trade beyond borders | 14 Feb 2014

Taking Africa’s growth seriously

Africa’s most recent economic outperformance has been driven by the rise of the consumer, not by commodities

Trade beyond borders | 22 Aug 2013