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The political economy of trade liberalisation: What lessons for reforms today?

"This paper provides an overview of trade policy reforms in developing countries, especially the acceleration of trade and foreign investment liberalisation since the early 1980s. Its accent is on political economy, drawing on country examples an...

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 16, no. 1, 1992

This International Affairs Bulletin contains three articles and a conference review: Graham Evans’ article concerns Operation Desert Storm, the just war tradition and the new world order. It overviews the events and controversies of the Persian...

South Africa and Australia: Competition or co-operation?

This international update examines and corrects inaccurate underlying assumptions which cloud the relationship between South Africa and Australia. These are that Australia and South Africa are competitors with similar economies, that competition i...

'It's the private sector, Stupid'

" Blame for stagnant economic development and declining human development in Africa is usually placed at the foot of the public sector. The public sector has accrued debt, mismanaged economies and become corrupt In a continent where private savi...

Brazil-SA: (Not) Doing business across the Atlantic

"Disappointingly little business is being conducted between Brazil and South Africa, arguably the most important economic powers in their respective regions. The reasons for this are varied, but have mostly to do with a lack of informed awarenes...

Southern Africa's economies: Figures and trends

With a backdrop of growing regional instability and the ongoing threat of a violent change of leadership in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zimbabwe and Lesotho, questions have been posed about the economic fundamentals in South and South...

Assessment of Botswana’s Services Sector A Study for the BTPP/BIDPA

"This report provides an assessment of Botswana’s services sector with the aim to identify possible options, in particular in the case of ongoing regional and multilateral services trade negotiations, to support further exports of services from B...

One size doesn't fit all: Deal breaker issues in the failed US-SACU free trade negotiations

"This volume is part of a larger effort to raise awareness among members of the South African business community of the importance to their own interests of the issues at stake in an FTA negotiation, and of the possibilities inherent in compromise...

A Scoping Study on China-Africa Economic Relations: The Case of Kenya

"This study was designed to analyse the extent of China’s Trade, FDI and Aid in Kenya. The specific objectives of this study are to determine the size; a) Composition and significance of Kenya’s exports to China and the SITC classification of expo...

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 Zimb...

China Africa Economic Relations : The Case of Namibia

"Although an in-depth analysis is needed to determine both direct and indirect impacts of the Chinese presence in Namibia, a cursory look at the direct costs shows that there are benefits to be realized from this interaction. It is, therefore, i...

China-Africa Economic Relations: The Case of Cameroon

"Increased economic cooperation with China carries huge potential advantages,but equally some risk and challenges. Cameroon needs to know what they are gaining and losing from the relationship with China, so as to devise a strategy to increase t...

African Trade, Investment and Exchange Rate Regimes and Incentives for Exporting

"In its analysis of export incentives, this paper suggests that such incentives can be direct and explicit when they take the form of autonomous, complementary and / or compensatory measures which are specifically targeted at promoting exporting a...

China – Africa Relations: A Case Study of Ghana

"There is a huge research gap in understanding the channels through which the trade, investment and aid relations between these Asian countries and Africa affect these sub-sectors and also their resultant impact on economic growth and poverty red...

China‐Nigeria Economic Relations

"Although Sino-Nigeria relationship dates back to more than three decades, recent developments call for a careful and detailed analysis of this relationship and to this end, we seek to provide analysis of the relationship with respect to investmen...

China-Africa Economic Relations: The Case of Uganda

"The paper is organized as follows: part I, which is the introductory section,highlights the relations between Uganda and China. This section throws light on the stakeholders involved including aspects on how each of them is benefiting or loosing ...

China-Africa Economic Relations: The Case of Zambia

"The China-Zambia economic relationship has been identified to benefit traders and households who benefit from cheaper Chinese products. Chinese exporters will benefit from increased African market in Zambia. The Zambian government is expected to ...

AERC Scoping Studies on China Africa Economic Relations : The Case of The Gambia

"The relationship between The Gambia and Taiwan has been cordial and multifaceted, since the resumption of diplomatic relations in 1995. It is based on shared common understanding and mutual respect. These have been shaping the relations of the ...

AERC Scoping Studies on China-Africa Economic Relations: The Case of Tanzania

"The lessons drawn here have been extracted from broader studies which have analyzed the China-Africa relations. However, in order to assess their validity to the Tanzanian case it is important, therefore, to commission a country study which will...

AERC Scoping Study on the Chinese Relation with Sub Saharan Africa: The Case of Ethiopia

"In this study an attempt to give the scope of Chinese engagement in Ethiopia is made. We have attempted to look this issue through the vectors of cooperation agreements between the two countries as well as their linkage through investment, trade ...

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