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Women Entrepreneurship in Fresh Fruit and Vegetables (WEFFV) Project

"The production and marketing of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables (FFV) has become an important economic activity for women in Zimbabwe for their livelihoods, income earning and food security. This brief discusses the factors that affect women’s competiti…

Nationalism with Chinese Characteristics: How Does it Affect the Competitiveness of South Africa's Mining Industry?

This briefing has shown that deep-pocketed Chinese companies, hungry for resources, may be willing to strike bargains with politically connected local opportunists such as Aurora or SOEs such as the IDC, whose mandate is stretched at best. If the I…

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…

Constraints on the Performance and Competitiveness of Tanzania's Manufacturing

This study sought to examine the main constraints to manufacturing export competitiveness in Tanzania. Using panel data for the period 1997–2018, the study established that supply-side factors dominate demand-side factors in explaining manufacturing…

Institutional Innovations and Barriers to Competitiveness: Case Studies of Smallholder Farmers in Tanzania

Tanzania’s policy path has been characterized by institutional reforms aimed at increasing efficiency and productivity in key sectors of the economy. This book examines the potential of various forms of institutional innovations in building competit…

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