We help our clients understand the dynamics of new or evolving markets. They turn to Alaco for a realistic, up to date evaluation of the situation on the ground, tailored to their mission – the political context, the rule of law, security, the regulatory environment, the competition, the key influencers.
We monitor developments, check facts and talk to sources developed over many years of rigorous, analytical research in the country of concern. Our reports draw as much on field notes from people on the ground as they do from political scientists and by-lined experts. The result is a bespoke, detailed and objective analysis of the business, political and regulatory environment. In so doing, we equip our clients with the necessary insight and intelligence to make commercial decisions.
Recent examples include an assessment of the impact of elections on mining licences in West Africa; daily monitoring through bespoke primary research of the war in Ukraine for a global investor; a market entry paper on a sub-Saharan country for a leading payment services provider; a review of the commercial landscape of a North African country and the business and political elite who control it; monthly reporting on political events affecting the defence procurement sector in South Asia; and an analysis of governance, corruption and the strength of state institutions in a developing island nation ahead of a sovereign bond issue.