Annual Forum Papers

TIPS forum 2015: Regional Industrialisation and Regional Integration (26)

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation UNU-Wider
  • Publication Author(s) Amy Rose
Session 6: A regional approach to energy resources  

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation Energy Research Centre; UNU-Wider
  • Publication Author(s) Bruno Merven
Session 6: A regional approach to energy resources An integrated approach to modelling energy policy in Africa:   PAPER: Evaluating carbon taxes and electricity import restrictions - Channing Arndt, Rob Davies, Sherwin Gabriel, Konstantin Makrelov, Bruno Merven, Faaiqa Salie and James Thurlow (UNU-Wider)   This paper links a bottom-up energy…

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation China Institute, Canada
  • Publication Author(s) Daouda Cisse
  • Countries and Regions China, South Africa
Session 5: International lessons There are huge opportunities for African countries to trade among themselves and invest in each other's economies, but the African market remains fragmented, hampering cross border trade and investments. Even though African governments are pushing for regional trade integration, challenges and difficulties exist. Limited financial resources,…

  • Year 2015
  • Publication Author(s) Nancy Mashodo
  • Countries and Regions Asia, European Union (EU)
Session 5: International lessons As Africa pursues regional integration due to increasing globalisation, the European Union is an example that Africa could learn from. The EU has been a forerunner in the movement of regional integration since the creation of the European Coal and steel Community in 1952 and the…

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation USAID/Southern Africa Trade Hub
  • Publication Author(s) Brian Glancy
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 4: Market integration and trade Paper to follow

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation SOAS
  • Publication Author(s) Benjamin Eveslage
  • Countries and Regions Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU), Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Session 4: Market integration and trade Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) and their outcomes for developmental purposes have puzzled economists and governments, motivating a considerable literature on their supposed benefits and drawbacks. At the same time, the number of RTAs in sub-Saharan Africa has exploded – a proliferation referred to by…

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation Trade Law Centre, tralac
  • Publication Author(s) Trudi Hartzenberg; William Mwanza
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Session 4: Market integration and trade Industrial development concerns have now become a priority focus in Africa. This is, in some measure, prompted by developments in commodities sectors, where the need for beneficiation of minerals and value addition of the continent's natural resources is enjoying priority focus. There is also…

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation CCRED, University of Johannesburg
  • Publication Author(s) Tatenda Zengeni; Basani Baloyi; Simon Roberts
  • Countries and Regions Mozambique
Session 3: Regional manufacturing and industrial policy 2 The paper draws on a longer study which describes the transport infrastructure developments including the lead firms, the state actors, and the policy framework. Interviews were conducted with consulting engineering firms, civil construction firms, raw material providers and institutions in South Africa…

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation ITAC
  • Publication Author(s) Moses Obinyeluaka
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Session 3: Regional manufacturing and industrial policy 2 The Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region has enormous potential to exploit its large reservoir of natural and agricultural resources through diversifying its resources from a predominantly agrarian to an industrial base. There is now consensus among African leaders and stakeholders that this is…
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  • Year 2015
  • Publication Author(s) Christopher Wood (SAIIA), Clarence Siziba (WTI),
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 3: Regional manufacturing and industrial policy 2 This paper explores the literature on the economics of border areas, and introduces the concept of a Border Development Zone. It compiles a compendium of BDZ case studies, presenting 43 examples of border development projects, and attempts to draw lessons from these…

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation Paul J Dunn (SALDRU, University of Cape Town); Nicholas Masiyandima (University of Cape Town)
  • Publication Author(s) Paul J Dunn; Nicholas Masiyandima
  • Countries and Regions South Africa, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Session 2: Regional integration and SADC The study investigates the productivity and income convergence implications of bilateral FDI between South Africa as the leading source country of FDI and technology in SADC and the rest of countries in the region. Using country per capita income data over the period from…
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  • Year 2015
  • Organisation Celine Allard, Wenjie Chen and Emmanouil Kitsios (IMF)
  • Publication Author(s) Celine Allard; Wenjie Chen; Emmanouil Kitsios
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Session 2: Regional integration and SADC This paper investigates the extent of trade integration of Sub-Saharan African countries in the global economy as well as within the region. Four key concepts are used to assess integration: 1) trade openness, 2) the centrality in the global and regional trade network, 3)…

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) University of Johannesburg
  • Publication Author(s) Judith Fessehale; Reena das Nair; Phumzile Ncube
  • Countries and Regions Zambia
Session 1: Regional manufacturing and industrial policy 1 This paper identifies important opportunities linked to growing local and regional demand, and what constraints exist for their exploitation. It identifies several areas of untapped, substantial opportunities for Zambia's manufacturing sector. While Zambia's competitiveness in global markets is challenged by macroeconomic factors…

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation Professor Samantha Ashman (University of Johannesburg); Dr Susan Newman (International Institute of Social Studies
  • Publication Author(s) Samantha Ashman; Susan Newman
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 1: Regional manufacturing and industrial policy 1 Paper to follow

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation Professsor Anthony Black, Tom McLennan (School of Ecoomics, University of Cape Town)
  • Publication Author(s) Anthony Black; Tom McLennan
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 1: Regional manufacturing and industrial policy 1 Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remains one of the last frontiers for automotive production. This seemed a distant prospect in the lost decades of the 80s and 90s. But since 2000, SSA has been one of the world's fastest growing regions and over the…

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation Emet Consulting / ACCORD Development Consulting
  • Publication Author(s) Wolfe Braude
  • Countries and Regions South Africa, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Session 8: Agricultural value chains in the region This paper expands a case study by Emet Consulting for the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) in 2014. The case study (Regulatory Constraints to the Development of a Fuel Ethanol Market in SADC) was a component of a project funded…

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development, University of Johannesburg
  • Publication Author(s) Simon Roberts; Thando Vilakazi;
  • Countries and Regions Malawi, Zambia
Session 8: Agricultural value chains in the region Fertiliser is a key input for commercial agriculture. However, there is generally low fertiliser use in Sub-Saharan Africa and hardly any production of fertiliser in countries in Southern and East Africa, aside from South Africa. Studies have emphasised the importance of transport…

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation University of the Witswatersrand
  • Publication Author(s) Lotta Takala-Greenish
  • Countries and Regions South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Session 8: Agricultural value chains in the region Paper to follow

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation CCRED, University of Johannesburg
  • Publication Author(s) Judith Fessehale
  • Countries and Regions South Africa, Zambia
Session 7: Minerals value chains: Upstream and beneficiation This paper presents key trends in the global value chain for mining capital equipment. It includes a section on the background of the South African and Zambian mining inputs clusters. It maps the regional value chain for mining capital equipment and presents…

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation University of Zambia
  • Publication Author(s) Godfrey Hampwaya; Wisdom Kaleng'a; Gilbert Siame
  • Countries and Regions South Africa, Zambia
Session 7: Minerals value chains: Upstream and beneficiation Copper, as Zambia's economic mainstay, is a mineral whose value chain stretches beyond the country's Copperbelt Province and the recently acclaimed “New Copperbelt” Northwestern Province. The Copperbelt Province as the mining hub has several industries benefiting from both upward and downward linkages…

  • Year 2015
  • Publication Author(s) Ben Turok
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 7: Minerals value chains: Upstream and beneficiation South Africa has the profile of a modern economy with well-developed financial, commercial and industrial sectors, yet mining remains an important base of the economy. Mining is dependent on physical infrastructure, such as rail, energy and water, that is provided by the…

  • Year 2015
  • Publication Author(s) Yohannes Gebretsadik; Charles Fant; Kenneth Strzepek
  • Countries and Regions South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Session 6: A regional approach to energy resources   This study develops a reliability assessment method of wind resource using optimum reservoir target power operations that maximises the firm generation of integrated wind and hydropower. This model is applied on the reservoir storages and hydropower system in the Zambezi river…

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation Malawi's Deputy Director of Industry
  • Publication Author(s) Clement Phangaphanga
  • Countries and Regions Malawi
Session 10: Agricultural value chains in the region This paper examines the reasons for the growth in the poultry industry in Malawi in the past 10 years. 

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation European Centre for Development Policy Management
  • Publication Author(s) Bruce Byiers; Jan Vanheukelom
  • Countries and Regions Mozambique
Session 9: A regional collabroation: Different approaches There is long-standing, wide consensus on the need for greater economic connectedness in Africa. Despite the rhetoric and apparent policy consensus, implementation of related commitments lags seriously. The lack of progress towards the free movement between national markets of goods, services, people and…

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation Visiting Adjunct Professor, Wits School of Governance
  • Publication Author(s) Mike Muller
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Session 9: A regional collabroation: Different approaches This paper reports on the results of an investigation into the contribution of cooperative management of water resources to regional integration in SADC. The study found that, while a few bilateral projects had contributed to economic development, there was little evidence of a…

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation USAID/Southern Africa Trade Hub
  • Publication Author(s) Gerrit Struyf (USAID/Southern Africa Trade Hub)
Session 10: Agricultural value chains in the region