The European Business Council for Africa

Industrial development across most of Africa is still in its infancy, but the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the potential the sector holds, notably in terms of its ability to drive profound social and economic changes, and therefore, a much-needed path towards recovery following the pandemic.

Inclusive and sustainable industrial development combined with resilient infrastructure and innovation forms the basis for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 9, providing a useful lens for assessing the contribution of Africa’s manufacturing base to wider development goals.

Asoko is working with the UNDP to create a robust database of corporate champions of sustainability, response and recovery. As part of this exercise we identified 1,000 companies from across the continent as contributing to the 17 SDGs, including 100 working towards SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

This report outlines the challenges facing Africa's industrial base and the opportunities being seized and created by these corporate impact champions.


Read the full report here.