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We have produced research papers and reports in our advisory areas of practice. We either led the research for these reports, co-produced them with other organisations, or invited thought leaders to contribute their work to us.

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Daim on civil servants and government-run enterprises

July 2022    |    By  Wong Tai-Chee  |   Core Insights

In an exclusive interview with the media recently, the former Minister of Finance of Malaysia, Daim Zainuddin, spoke candidly abut the issue of civil servants and government-run enterprises.

(Wong Tai-Chee, an expert of Core Advisory, has his B.A and M.A degrees in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Paris, and earned his PhD in Human Geography from the Australian National University.)


Healthcare Governance: Lessons from Emerging Markets

Jan/Feb, 2021    |    By Jeffrey Sachs, Ngaire Woods, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Jim O'Neill   |   Core Insights

The year 2020 was a harrowing one, with the COVID-19 Pandemic, worldwide reversals, widespread climate-related disasters, pervasive social unrest. In 2021, foundations can be laid for a new era of sustainable development, peace and cooperation.

Kick-Starting FDI in Africa


Dec 15, 2020    |    By Carl Manlan and Efosa Ojomo   |   Core Insights

Global foreign direct investment (FDI) this year is “expected to fall sharply from 2019 levels of $1.5 trillion” to below the trough it hit during the global financial crisis. This decline will have a devastating effect on emerging economies, many of which are already in crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Founding of Temasek and its role in national building

Sep, 2020  |  Core Advisory

Starting out with the nation building years of Singapore from 1959,this note sets out the rationale for the founding of Temasek Holdings. Secondly, it distills the benefits accrued to Singapore, in areas related to economic development and fiscal sustainability.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses in Sierra Leone: A Synthesis of Various Surveys

Sep, 2020  |  By Jasmin Johnson, Dr. Yakama Manty Jones and Simon DeBere

Businesses have been harshly affected by the novel COVID-19. As a manner to respond quickly and effectively, the Government of Sierra Leone (GOSL) prepared the Quick Action Economic Response Programme (QAERP) to preserve macroeconomic and financial stability as well as to mitigate the impact of the virus on critical sectors such as tourism, transportation, essential commodities and agribusiness.

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Can technology eradicate supply chain risks?

Nov 4, 2019  |  Published in Berne Union, Written by Kelvin Tan

Growing sustainability and transparency concerns are giving us an opportunity to reeducate entire supply chains, but there is no easy way out — not even with technology.


Singapore model for African sovereign funds

Jan, 2019  |  OMFIF 10th Anniversary Publication

Asian sovereign funds have played an important role as engines of development and economic growth over the past 50 years. In 1965, Singapore’s GDP per capita was just $500, on par with that of Mexico and South Africa. In 2017, it was more than 100-fold higher, at $56,000.


Africa-Asia economic relations: Let the private sector shine

Sep 21, 2018   |   Published on The Africa Report

For almost two decades, Asian governments have been very vocal in their desire to get involved in the African continent. The numerous Bilateral forums, conferences, meetings and seminars have yielded constructive outcomes, ranging from memoranda of understanding (MoU) to billions of financial commitments.


2015 Africa Asia Oil & Gas Special

By CORE Advisory and Africa South East Asia Chamber of Commerce

Notwithstanding the recent slowdown in global oil and gas markets, Africa’s attractiveness to foreign investors in the oil and gas sector has improved significantly within the last decade. According to the World Energy Outlook, about 30% of the world’s hydrocarbon discoveries from 2009 to 2014 were made in Sub- Saharan Africa.

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Africa and Asia: Weaving an $18 bil. African 'batik

Jan 2015  |  Published in Africa Asia Business

Business synergies are emerging between Southeast Asia and Africa, a powerful economic narrative that cannot be ignored.

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