Emerging Markets

Technopolis Group has developed an extensive portfolio of +100 projects in LATAM, Africa, MENA and Asia in over +40 countries. Our key services are strategy, policy research, monitoring and evaluation. We have a unique understanding and expertise of the challenges in the field of science, technology and innovation; intellectual property and standards and higher education policies in the emerging markets.  We also support our clients in designing and evaluating policies and programmes in entrepreneurship, SMEs and industry, health and life sciences and the green economy.  

Our projects cover a range of thematic domains (i.e. inclusive growth, business environment reform, intellectual property rights, agricultural innovation). We work for international multilateral donors  such as the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank , the development back of Latin America (CAF),  the World Intellectual Property Association as well as UNESCO, UNIDO, the OECD, the European Commission and  national Governments and  bilateral donors agencies such as the French Development Agency (AFD) , the  British  Department for International Development (DFID) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and for networks of higher education and research institutions (Association of African Universities, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences), and local (i.e. national/regional) ministries and agencies. 

We have a regional office in LATAM, based in Bogota (Colombia), and a local presence in Africa (Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Yaoundé, Cameroon; Abuja, Nigeria). We also have an extensive network of partners and associate individual experts across the continents. 

Key contacts for LATAM: 

  • Carlos Hinojosa, Senior consultant, Lead consultant in LATAM (carlos.hinojosa@technopolis-group.com  / T (France) : +33 1 49 49 09 20) 
  • Juan Carlos Salazar, Senior Associate Consultant  LATAM Office  (juan.salazar@technopolis-group.com / M (Colombia): +57 320 2115880) 

Key contacts on Africa, MENA and Asia: 

  • Francie Sadeski, Senior consultant, Lead consultant in Africa, MENA and Asia (francie.sadeski@technopolis-group.com / T (France): + 33 1 49 49 09 20) 
  • Matthias Ploeg, Senior consultant, Africa Regional Representative (matthias.ploeg@technopolis-group.com / T (Ivory Coast): +225 78 21 32 55) 

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Why SMEs default in Sub-Saharan Africa: the example of ARIZ

Using the example of ARIZ, a guarantee scheme financed by the French Development Agency / PROPARCO, this study determine the reasons for payment defaults on bank loans taken on by SMEs, and distinguish perception from reality on the ground. This study is the first to undertake an in-depth analysis into the reasons behind SME loan…

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Policy brief D8

This policy brief reports on data collected by the MoRRI (Monitoring the evolution and benefits of Responsible Research and Innovation) project between 2014 and 2018.  

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