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Lessons from Taiwan: Skills Development, Trade and SMEs

"In the paper Role of Education in Taiwan's Economic Development: Lessons for South Africa a brief account of Taiwan's education systems under the Japanese occupation, and in the period between 1945-2000 is given. Educational reforms are described, …

Madagascar avoidable disaster, test case for African diplomacy

"The battle for control of Madagascar underscored the devastating, long-lasting effect that political instability has on economic development. It not only reversed a promising economic turnaround, but, did grave damage to Madagascar's (previously h…

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…

The Pursuit of Industrialization in the EAC region: The Role of Trade Facilitating Infrastructure in Promoting exports of Manufactured goods

Infrastructure services are recognised as fundamental elements of productivity and economic growth of any country. This brief examines the impact of economic infrastructure on the export of manufactured products in the East African Community (EAC) r…

Eyes on the Prize: South African Business in the DRC

"The following Policy Insight provides a brief overview of some of the major South African and Congolese economic relations, trade and private investment in the post-conflict era of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It provides a snapshot of …

Où en Sont les Dynamiques de Diversification des Exportations en Ethiopie? / Where are the Dynamics of Export Diversification in Ethiopia?

With the export promotion strategy, Ethiopia has tried to increase export earnings by exporting more in terms of volume and number of commodities. It has also formulated different strategies and undertaken various policy changes. Among such changes …

Do Domestic Firms Learn to Export from Foreign-owned Firms? Evidence from Kenya

Attracting inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) has been a major concern of most governments in developing countries. FDI is believed to bring many benefits to the host countries in terms of productivity, employment, and technology, among othe…

How is Uganda Likely to Benefit from DRC's Membership in the EAC Bloc?

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has applied to join the EAC to tap into the regional benefits of the bloc. DRC’s membership is expected to boost regional trade given its vast market of 81 million people, geographical proximity and natural res…

Potential Products and Sectors for Uganda's Export Expansion

The study identifies the potential sectors and products for export expansion using the Hausmann Atlas of Economic Complexity and the International Trade Centre’s Export Potential Assessment approaches. Overall, the results suggest that Uganda has a …

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