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The Informal Economy, Economic Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

"This paper seeks to document the current state of affairs with respect to understanding how informality affects economic growth and poverty in SSA countries. It identifies various studies that have sought to show the relationship between economic g…

The Informal Financial Sector and Macroeconomic Adjustment in Malawi

"The aim of this study is to improve the understanding of the nature, size and role of the informal sector in Malawi. The study pursues the following interrelated objectives: to determine the origin and underlying reasons for the development of the …

The Informal and Semi-Formal Financial Sectors in Ethiopia: a Study of the Iqqub, Iddir, and Savings and Credit Co-operatives

"The basic purpose of this study is to generate empirical information on the informal and semi-formal financial sectors in Ethiopia with a view to improving our understanding of their economic importance. The study focuses on the iqqub and iddir i…

The Second Economy and Tax Yield in Malawi

"This study has two main objectives. The first is to estimate the size of the underground or second economy in Malawi for the years 1965 to 1990. No attempt has previously been made to do this for the country’s entire second economy, hence there is …

Transmission Channels and Impact of Global Financial Crisis on Sub-Saharan Africa Economies

"Since the onset of financial crisis, different thoughts have been investigated to address the issues of crisis on African economies. This study reviews transmission channels through which the effects of crisis has spread over Sub-Saharan Africa eco…

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 31

This issue is on the United States policy on trade with South Africa, a statement on the Reagan Administration’s Southern Africa Policy and an address entitled “Constructive Engagement at Mid-Term.” It includes three extracts and a speech by the Zim…

Rumours of Rain: Namibia's Post-Independence Experience

"This monograph describes the first year of Namibia's post-independence experience. It focuses on three dominant themes: politics and labour; the socio-economic realm and foreign relations. The political equation in this monograph highlights the ru…

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 4, no. 2, 1980

This issue starts off with Smuts House Notes, then looks at a symposium on South Africa’s Trade Relations with the purpose to highlight the economic interdependence between the Republic and other countries. The Implications for the South African ec…

BIDPA Annual Report 1997 - 1998

"Institution Building - the main theme of the two first years of BIDPA's existence - has faded. The institute is now up to full planned strength and now occupy the entire space available on the fourth floor of Tshomarelo house. Research and capacity…

Putting the Brakes on Road Traffic Fatalities in Africa

"The Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020 could succeed in directing attention and resources toward road safety in the developing world. This policy brief explores what could happen if initiatives like this were to have a significant impact in…

The Struggle for Jobs: Evidence from the South African Young Persons Survey

"Entitled The South African Young Persons Survey (SAYPS), and conducted between July and November 2006, this ground-breaking study traced the histories of more than 1 000 young people – almost all of them African – between the ages of 20 and 35 …

eAfrica: The electronic Journal of Governance and Innovation, Vol 3, July 2005

This issue of eAfrica includes articles on the cost of AIDS for Africa, and the care taking of AIDS orphans. 'Cote d’Ivoire : warning signs of another Rwanda' is looking at the peace building capacity of Cote d’Ivoire. The last articles cover the i…

Has Trade Liberalization in South Africa Affected Men and Women Differently?

"Trade liberalization is a central part of South Africa’s post-Apartheid development strategy. However, despite considerable reforms, the country has failed to generate pro-poor growth, with both unemployment and inequality worsening over the last …

Socio-economic Problems Facing Africa: Insights from six APRM Country Review Reports

"The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) tries to identify both problems facing participating countries and solutions to these problems. This paper seeks to identify common socio-economic development problems revealed in six African countries that…

State of Financial Cooperatives in Zambia: A viable Option for Increasing Financial Inclusion

This policy brief presents the summary findings of a study on Promoting Financial Cooperatives (FCs) in Zambia that was conducted between 2017 and 2018 with financial support from the Rural Finance Expansion Program (RUFEP), Ministry of Commerce Tra…

The Implication of Teenage Pregnancies in Eswatini: A Trend and Spatial Analysis

This study assesses the extent of teenage pregnancy in Eswatini with a focus on public schools in the constituencies and region. In addition, the study examines which regions are affected by teenage pregnancies and adopts a Generalised Ordered Logit…

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