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Chile and South Africa lessons and opportunities arising from political and economic transition

This report describes parallels of economic and political change in South Africa and Chile, and the development of forward-looking strategies to deal with these. Chile and South Africa have similar pasts. Both countries are ‘middle powers’, lo...

International Best Practice in Schooling Reform What can South Africa learn from other countries?

"The workshop underscored the fact that the South African education system is largely failing the community it is meant to serve. South African learners perform very badly in international tests of fundamental skills such as numeracy and literacy....

Growth vs Stability: Pointers for South Africa from Argentina and Chile

There is broad consensus on the outlines of the economic strategy South Africa should adopt, but dissenting voices have been raised. Some argue for a less conventional, more dynamic approach to economic growth. Part of the problem for emerging mar...

Final Fixing the Roof While the Sun is Shining Ten Lessons from Country Experiences with Fiscal Policy Rules

Country experiences was reviewed in this paper together with the implementation of fiscal policy rules with the objective of deriving policy relevant lessons for developing countries. To that end, it commenced by discussing what fiscal rules are, ...

Information for a Developmental Approach to Mitigation : Linking sectoral and Economy Wide Models for Brazil, Chile and Colombia, Peru and South Africa

In this paper, the central methodological challenge addressed is that of linking detailed models of sectors with economy wide models. Combining the two approaches holds promise of addressing short and long term technological change as well as eco...

Towards an Understanding of the Variables that affect Implementation of Mitigation Actions

"One key focus of current climate discourse is the need to raise the level of ambition of collective emission reductions in order to protect the climate (UNEP, 2012). Any emission reductions outlined, however, remain hollow gestures unless transla...

Plurilateral Trade Agreements and the Impact on LDC's - to Participate or not to Participate?

Plurilateral trade agreements (PTAs) are voluntary agreements of a sectoral nature that are entered into by more than two WTO member states. The WTO membership is to be notified of PTAs when signatories decide to formally incorporate a PTA into t...

Plurilateral Trade Agreements and the Impact on LDCs - To Participate or not to Participate? Country Case Study: Chile

Chile is considered a socio-economic development success story in Latin America. Since transitioning to democracy in 1989, the country has experienced positive growth and attained middle-income country status. Liberal economic programmes coupled w...

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