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SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 22

The volume is on South Africa’s proposals for a Constellation of Southern African States. The introductory note speaks on the concept of a total national strategy. It then discusses the 12-point plan which is an extract from an address by Minister P…

A Note Concerning the Revision or Rebuilding of the MEMBOT Model Some Preliminary Observations and Suggestions

"This paper discusses the structure of the existing MEMBOT model (Macro Economic Model for Botswana). The limitations of the current model are identified, and the need to revise it noted. It is suggested: that a revised model should be constructed, …

A Comparative Analysis of Poverty Incidence in Farming Systems of Tanzania

"The principal objective of this research was to determine the poverty incidence in different farming systems in Tanzania. The specific objectives were: To describe the patterns of poverty incidence in relation to farming systems, to quantify farmin…

The Tanzanian Energy Sector: The Potential for Job Creation and Productivity Gains Through Expanded Electrification

"The main objective of this study is to provide insights into the dynamic linkages between expansion of the national electricity grid and off-grid alternative/renewable sources of electricity and job growth and productivity. The study also seeks to …

Assessing the Institutional Framework for Promoting the Growth of MSE's in Tanzania : the Case of Dar Es Salaam

"This research paper examined the institutional framework for supporting MSEs. One of the important issues that was raised by the study is the need to develop social entrepreneurship in the country. The study shows that one of the needs of the MSE s…

Chinese Economic and Trade Co-operation Zones in Africa: Facing the Challenges

"The idea of exporting Chinese special economic zones to Africa was adopted as an official policy within the Forum on China–Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) framework at the third meeting held in Beijing in 2006, when President Hu Jintao formally announce…

AERC Scoping Exercise on China-Africa Relations The Case of Angola

"Angola, for strategic reasons of its own, has no intention of aligning solely with Beijing. Angola is pursuing its own version of non-alignment in favour of its own home grown resource nationalist approach. Indeed in contrast to neighbouring Zimbab…

The Real Project Failure Factors and the Effect of Culture on Project Management in Ghana

"This study identifies the general reasons why projects fail in Ghana and the effect of culture on project management in a multi-cultural society like Ghana. The study is based on the assumption that cultural differences play a leading role in the e…

Exporting and Export Dynamics among South African Firms

"According to the National Development Plan increased exports, particularly among small and medium firms, are an important job-creation strategy. Yet much of the South African debate on exporting occurs in an environment based on anecdote and preju…

A Tale of Two Countries: Lessons from Zambia and Ghana in Engaging the IMF

Zambia’s last programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expired in 2011. At that time, the country had established sustained macroeconomic stability and robust growth underpinned by conservative fiscal and monetary policies as well as a c…

Strengthening the Urbanisation and Development of Secondary Cities in Rwanda

This policy brief seeks to address key socioeconomic and governance challenges of driving secondary city development across funding and planning ministries, line ministries, and local government. With the scarcity of resources, various stakeholders …

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