I-Com is an Italian think tank based in Rome and Brussels, founded in 2005 by a group of scholars and managers with the aim to promote policy related debates and, moreover, to analyse competitive and innovative topics. In 2016, I-Com has opened its Brussels office to further develop its activities on a European stage and to solicit the positioning of relevant stakeholders on issues crucial for the competitiveness of the EU and Italian economy. The institute focuses its research on three main areas: Digital, Energy and Healthcare, with a special focus on how to strengthen innovation in the economy.
The general picture emerging from a cross-analysis of the facts and data presented in the report confirms once more the marked contradictions characterising the development paths of the African continent and its endeavouring to meet the challenges to ensure a balanced wellbeing for its people and for the whole planet. Population growth is one of the main challenges for the African continent’s future.