Tangier, Morocco and Diligencia – a growth story

November 28, 2016

Last week I made one of my regular trips back to Tangier, the town where I was born and a city where Diligencia now has a team of over 20 researchers helping us provide reliable and accurate company information for the MENA region.  Every time I go back there I am struck by the city’s […]

Charitable foundations or conglomerates? – Iran’s bonyad system

November 16, 2016

Bonyads (charitable foundations) are at the centre of Iran’s informal social welfare system. They are significant to Iranians, particularly the retired and war-wounded, as providers of social support. However, they are of further significance, both inside and outside the country, as major players in the Iranian economy. Bonyads may even account for some 30-40% of […]