Shadow Governance Intel provides insight and analysis that helps our readers understand and navigate the power players and power plays that challenge transparency in emerging and frontier markets.

Launched in 2016, Shadow Governance Intel is the analytical arm of West Sands Advisory Limited, a business intelligence consultancy established in 2006.

Our analysis is not limited to desk-based research, but is built around a tested analytical methodology developed by internationally recognised country and subject matter experts, and former intelligence professionals. Shadow Governance Intel analysis is drawn from verified information, corroborated by local source insight, compiled by seasoned analysts, and reviewed by a global expert network. It is clear, substantiated, insightful, and written to support commercial decision-making.

Shadow Governance Intel adds clarity to the macro political environment of emerging and frontier markets, whilst simultaneously providing detail – we detail the political and commercial environment of a country, and map out the mechanics that drive it.