A partner at a private equity firm just asked me for 10 "proprietary nontraditional" key performance indicators for the African economy. Think "tonnage of waste per year", stuff like that. Obviously civil unrest is of real significance. Any good ideas on how to translate that into a usable metric? Other ideas for appropriate "nontraditional" kpi's (can be industry and/or country specific)? I was thinking a commodity-linked indicator would be good too given the many countries' heavy weighting of this in their GDP.
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated. I've got to have them to him by tomorrow afternoon and am struggling. Thanks.