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Revealed Comparative Advantage in the Global Citrus Market and Implications for South Africa

The purpose of this paper is to examine the international competitiveness of the leading exporters in the global citrus market, namely, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, SA, Spain, T…

Competitiveness of ACP Sugar Exports in the Global Market

We employ the Normalized Revealed Comparative Advantage (NRCA) index on data for the period 1961-2013 to examine the competitiveness of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries in the global sugar market. Results indicate that the majority…

Europe-Afrique: Quelles perspectives d’Avenir / Europe-Africa: What are the Future Prospects?

At a time when Africa is strengthening its attractiveness, acquiring its own narrative and arousing the interest of new partners, and when Europe is going through an important economic and institutional crisis, what new foundations can the EU-Africa…

Israel's ties with Africa: A Focus on Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa

Despite close ties in the 1950s and 1960s, an almost complete rupture in relations between Israel and African states occurred around the oil crisis and Yom Kippur War in 1973, over Israel’s captured land and the Palestinian issue. Relations had grad…

BRICS-Africa Cooperation: Achievements and Opportunities

Promoting African development priorities is at the core of South Africa’s engagement in global forums, including in the BRICS. This briefing discusses two key African priorities within the BRICS: industrialisation and infrastructure financing. It re…

The SADC EPA - Opportunities in the Agro-processing Sectors of South Africa and Lesotho

Six SADC member states negotiated an economic partnership agreement (EPA) with the EU. This sub-group of SADC – the SADC EPA group – consisted of South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Mozambique. The agreement was signed on 10 June…

The Impact of the SADC EPA on South Africa's Agriculture and Agro-processing Sectors

The EU–SADC economic partnership agreement (EPA) came into force in October 2016 and offers South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia and Mozambique a number of tariff preferences in the EU market. These preferences become more significan…

The SADC EPA: How can the Agreement Contribute to Lesotho's Agriculture and Agro-processing Sector Development?

The EU–SADC economic partnership agreement (EPA) came into force in October 2016 and offers Lesotho a number of tariff preferences above competitor countries in the EU market. These preferences become more significant the more processed a product is…

Impact de l’expansion économique et commerciale de la Chine sur la croissance et l’emploi au Burkina Faso / Impact of China's economic and trade expansion on growth and employment in Burkina Faso

China's economic growth, and in particular that of its imports and exports, now plays a very important role in the global economy. In parallel with the increase in China’s investments in developing countries, China has also acquired an important pl…

L’Inde et le Maghreb / India and the Maghreb

This paper proposes to describe and understand the relationship among the Maghreb and India, the latter being a significant as well as an emerging power in the world today. At the center of this research is the concern to better understand the posi…

China-Zambia Relations in Development Cooperation: Towards Concluding some Unfinished Business

More formally, what are some of the profound elements of unfinished business in China-Zambia relations which tie to Zambia’s developmental goals and aspirations, including those in the Vision 2030? This policy brief sought to undertake a critical c…

Debt Trap? Chinese Loans and Africa's Development Options

Africa’s growing public debt has sparked a renewed global debate about debt sustainability on the continent. This is largely owing to the emergence of China as a major financier of African infrastructure, resulting in a narrative that China is using…

Ghana Case Study of the $3 Billion China Development Bank Loan

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), with support from the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), conducted a case study of a loan negotiated between the Government of Ghana and the People’s Republic of China. This was a $3 billio…

G20-Africa Engagement: Finding a Roadmap to Shared Development

As a club of the world’s largest economies, the G20 determines the future of global economic governance. The G20 thus plays an important role in global rulemaking, beyond the individual interests of its members. Africa is significantly under-represe…

Brazil’s 2019 Chairship of the BRICS: Priorities & Expectations

This BRICS dialogue was jointly put together by the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) and the South African BRICS Think Tank (SABTT) which we are always happy to have as a partner in these types of dialogues. There is immense interest in BRICS and…

Brazilian and Moroccan Policies for Sub-Saharan Africa: Description and Elements for Assessment

Since the beginning of the century, Brazil and Morocco have implemented active and diversified strategies for building relationships with the rest of Africa, and more specifically the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. To a great extent, the motivati…

Tana Papers 2019: Political Dynamics in the Horn of Africa: Nurturing the Emerging Peace Trends

The Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) of Addis Ababa University (AAU), which serves as the Secretariat of Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa, is pleased to present a collection of policy briefs to inform discussions at the 8th…

China-Africa Relations Governance, Peace and Security

"Relations between China and Africa have been gathering pace and getting depth since a couple of decades ago. In the wake of the 21st century, China-Africa ties have been further cemented in both the political and economic spheres. Both Africa and C…

China's Silent Storm in Sierra Leone

"There are many faces to China’s presence in Sierra Leone and its present role there. Chinese investments, ‘gifts’ and trading activities have gone some way to reshaping the stereotype of Beijing as solely an exploiter of Africa’s minerals resources…

The Promise of Small and Medium Enterprises

"This book on the promise of SMEs in the NSIs of BRICS represents a significant contribution in three main dimensions. First, it provides an overview of the role of small firms in the Brazilian, Russian, Indian, Chinese, and South African (BRICS) N…

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