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Towards a New 'Washington Consensus'? South Africa, The G20 Leaders' Summit and the Financial Crisis

To the apparent surprise of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank governors meeting in Washington during the annual October gathering in 2008, George Bush, outgoing President of the United States of America (US), proposed that a formal summit of G2…

Prospects for the global economy and their relevance for South Africa

The discussion will center on global changes. The first paper will look at the Global economy and how the change in the global economy will affect the South African economy. This is explained with the emphasis on unemployment, inflation, imbalances …

From isolation to integration? : The South African economy in the 1990s

Presents the proceedings of a conference entitled 'South Africa in the Global Economy' which was held from 11-12 July 1996. The conference was held to help locate and understand South Africa's position in the context of the continent's developmenta…

Shaping the Global Agenda to Maximize City Leadership on the SDGs: The Experiences of Vanguard Cities

During a three-day gathering from April 3-6, 2019 at the Bellagio Rockefeller Center, senior government officials from 14 cities worldwide that are in the vanguard of localizing the SDGs, provided their perspectives in sharing a city-specific agend…

The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Trade: Recent Evidence from East Africa

This paper uses Kenyan trade data published up through May 2020 to provide a preliminary evaluation of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on regional trade in the East African Community (EAC). Paradoxically, given the prevailing pessimism surrounding…

A Cautious Look at Economic Prospects Beyond the COVID-19 Disaster

COVID-19 has delivered a powerful double punch to the chin of the global economy, combining a terrifying pandemic with a collapse in production because of the withdrawal into their homes of half the world’s workers. The uncertainty generated by the …

Un Regard Prudent sur les Perspectives Économiques au-delà Catastrophe Provoquée par la Covid-19 / A Cautious Look at Economic Prospects Beyond the COVID-19 Disaster

COVID-19 has delivered a powerful double punch to the chin of the global economy, combining a terrifying pandemic with a collapse in production because of the withdrawal into their homes of half the world’s workers. The uncertainty generated by the …

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