Advocating for the state’s large scale investment in its automotive industry

Research objective

In 2015, B&M Analysts was commissioned by a leading MENA country to develop a detailed set of policy prescriptions for the establishment of its automotive industry.

Outcome

A robust base from which to advocate for the state’s large scale investment in its automotive industry, in a bid to diversify its economy.

Executive summary

The three-phase project was concluded in 2016, following a detailed interrogation of the global automotive landscape, as well as automotive policies in five countries and the extent to which related industries have succeeded or failed within these geographies as a result.

Value add to the client

The findings were tailored to client-specific dynamics, and the insights developed created a solid, statistically sound basis for modelling the country’s automotive industry development.

Results and future plans

Although only recently completed, the findings stemming from this report are intended to provide a robust base from which to advocate for the state’s large scale investment in its automotive industry, in a bid to diversify its economy.

Mbongeni Ndlovu

I am an Africanist and Development Economist by profession and have seven years of experience in economic development research and its application. My research focuses primarily on the automotive, clothing and footwear industries. Most recently, I have contributed to the development of a Sub-Saharan African Automotive Pact model for the African Association of Automobile Manufacturers (AAAM); developing South Africa’s Retailer-Clothing, Textiles and Footwear (R-CTFL) Masterplan; and developing South Africa’s Yellow Metals Masterplan.