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Economic Policy in South Africa, Past Present and Future

With the end of Apartheid in 1994 a new beginning was promised for South Africa. Herewith included was political freedom and inclusive development for all South Africans. This overview focusses on the economic record and the economic prospects of p…

South Africa Milestones to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals on Poverty and Hunger

South Africa has signed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and placed poverty and inequality reduction at the forefront of its National Development Plan. This study links a nonparametric income distribution (micro) simulation model and an ec…

Consumption Inequality in Botswana: The Decomposition of the Gini Coefficient of Consumer Expenditures

This paper applies the Lerman and Yitzhaki (1985) inequality decomposition approach on food and non-food expenditures on the 2009/10 Botswana Core Welfare Indicator Survey; and the 2015/16 Multi Topic Indicator Survey datasets with an objective to s…

Ghanaians Cite High Cost, Bias, and Long Delays as Barriers to Using Formal Justice System

Ghana’s justice sector was adjudged Africa’s sixth-best in the 2019 Rule of Law Index, dropping from first position in 2018. The country is a signatory to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Maputo Protocol, both of which oblige…

Can Urbanization Improve Household Welfare? Evidence from Ethiopia

Despite evolving evidence that Africa is experiencing urbanization in a different way, empirical evaluations of the welfare implications of urban-development programs in Africa remain scant. We investigated the welfare implications of recent urbaniz…

Composition of Growth and Alleviation of Income Poverty and Child Undernutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa

"This paper analyzes how the size and composition of growth are correlated with poverty reduction. Unlike most studies that focus only on income poverty, this study uses both income/consumption poverty and child undernutrition in the analysis, and e…

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