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From Inspiration to Implementation: Challenges facing South Africa

The birth of the new South Africa brought hope not only for South Africans, but also for sub-Saharan Africa. South Africa is committed to reconciliation and creating a more equal society. While much has been done on the political front to dismant...

Energy, Jobs and Skills: A Rapid Assessment of Potential in Mtwara, Tanzania

"This study sets out by examining, the growth and labour potential of the energy sector, one of the most promising labour absorbing sectors, and the demand that it is creating for young electricians in Mtwara and beyond. The findings of this study...

The Post-Apartheid South African Labour Market

"This paper provides an analysis of some of the important changes that have occurred in the South African labour market since 1994. The paper presents the broad changes in employment, unemployment and labour force participation, finding substantia...

The Post-Apartheid Labour Market: 1995 -2004

"This paper’s chief objective is the analysis of some of the changes in the South African labour market in the post-apartheid era and the challenges the labour market presents in the successful attainment of shared growth. Section 2 looks at the l...

A Simple Formula for Forecasting the Botswana Urban Population Total

"The aim of the present paper is to establish a simple functional relationship linking urbanisation and economic growth. The paper consequently focuses on the interplay between developments in urban population and basic economic variables, with th...

Economic Development and the Water Situation in Southern Africa

"This paper aims at exploring the links between macroeconomics/economic development and the demand /supply balance for water in Southern Africa. The authors starts by briefly describing the water situation in Southern Africa and then consider the ...

Constructive Engagement at Mid-Term

This is an address by the United States Ambassador to South Africa on industrial growth and constructive engagement. He suggests that ‘constructive engagement is a regional policy, directed not at South Africa alone, but all of Southern Africa. Pr...

Recent Developments in the Sanctions Debate: Foreign Attacks and South African Responses

This paper deals with sanctions against South Africa. In the field of international relations the pressure from sanctions is targeting policy changes. A call for sanctions against South Africa did not have the desired effect, however the economic ...

Main Ingredients for a Public Private Sector Strategy for Private Sector Employment Creation in Botswana Prepared for the Fourth Sector Conference on Employment Creation, Francistown

"This paper deals with "a public private sector framework for employment creation". The paper sees a resumption of rapid economic growth through diversification and industrialisation as the most important contribution to the acceleration of employ...

Engagement in South Africa: International Monetary Fund Involvement 1990-92

“This paper aims to elucidate the goals of the IMF in South Africa and the impact of its engagement in the country. Whilst the main focus of this article is on the Fund, mention will also be made of the activities of the other Bretton Woods instit...

The Way Forward: Short and Long Term Policy Responses to Uganda's Current Economic Crisis

"This brief argues that, contrary to the mixed response of the government policy apparatus, given the current state of affairs,it is not only tenable but necessary for the government to develop a coherent set of short and long term policy interven...

One Year After South Sudan's Independence: Opportunities and Obstacles for Africa's Newest Country

"As South Sudan prepares to move from its transitional constitution to a permanent framework of governance, the new nation should focus on strengthening the federal system. Already, there are concerns that the centralization of power in Juba is ma...

Renewable Natural Resources, Sustainable Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction In Nigeria

"This paper analyses the role and implications of the management and use of renewable natural resources in economic growth and poverty reduction in Nigeria. It assesses the changes in quantity and quality of renewable natural resources, quantifies...

Unlocking the Potentials of Agriculture and Forestry for Growth and Poverty Eradication

"An economic analysis was carried out to underscore the social and economic consequences of poor and unsustainable management of RNR's, in order to stimulate policy attention to sound management of the productive base of agriculture and forestry. ...

Implications of Climate Change for Economic Growth and Sustainable Development in Nigeria

"The contemporary world today is paying the prize of industrialization and unwholesome human activities that are manifested in form of climate change. This is all about global warming,and global warming has now been elevated to a global warning....

Realising Water's Potential to Support Growth in Tanzania

"This brief is a summary of Chapter 10 of the 2007 Poverty and Human Development Report for Tanzania. Tanzania has considered water as a scarce resource and as a consequence, a constraint to, rather than an enabler of growth. However the potential...

Export Diversification: Is it Really Necessary for Botswana?

" The main objective of this policy brief is to explore the reasons why Botswana continues to pursue the export diversification strategy in spite of its limited success over the years. This policy brief will summarize the reasons advanced by the s...

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...

Impacts of Investment Relations between China and Madagascar

"This study aims at conducting a comprehensive analysis of the main systems and models of the past, present and future development of economic partnerships, based on foreign direct investments, between China and Sub-Saharan African Countries, with...

The Impact of China’s Trade Relations in Africa: The Case of the Republic of Congo

"Trade between Congo and China has registered a considerable increase over the last few years. China, within a period of five years has become Congo’s premier partner in oil and timber exports. Congolese trade with this country has been a key fac...

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