Research Archive (720)

  • 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

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This Working Paper is drawn from research by TIPS prepared for the Global Green Growth Institute, the Economic Development Department and the Department of Trade and Industry. The research explored the impact of electricity price increases on the competitiveness of selected mining sector and smelting value chains in South Africa,…

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Anna James
Policy interventions at national and international scales are driving efforts to simultaneously reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide sustainable socio-economic improvements. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is one such policy instrument implemented through the Kyoto Protocol under the international climate change regime. Questions remain particularly around how socio-economic development can…

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Jack Alban Dyer
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
As vessels and seaports - conduits for international trade growth, serving over 90% of world commerce - ascend to ever greater significance in a cost-conscious world reeling from the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis, the concepts of port efficiency and productivity matter more and more, especially in configuring…
International Conference on Manufacturing Led Growth for Employment & Equality  The South African Economic Development Department, Department of Trade and Industry and Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, in partnership with the European Union Delegation to South Africa, hosted a conference on Manufacturing Led Growth for Employment & Equality on 20 and 21 May 2014 at Emperors…

  • Year 2014
  • Organisation Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences, September 2014
  • Publication Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair; Georgina Ryan
South Africa's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer (REIPP) procurement programme is hailed worldwide as a model for renewable energy procurement. Its success is far from experimental and haphazard and points directly to lessons acquired prior to, and during, the launch and running of the programme. This article explores the journey…

  • Year 2014
  • Organisation UNDP
  • Publication Author(s) Kate Philip, Mbofholowo Tsedu and Meshack Zwane
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Twenty years after the end of apartheid South Africa is a different place. It has a well-institutionalized democracy. Significant gains have been made in social equity and in reducing extreme poverty. Yet poverty, unemployment and inequality remain South Africa's most pressing problems. Social change and enhanced access to rights have…

  • Year 2014
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson - Clair and Georgina Ryan
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Energy and electricity issues in particular have been high on the South African agenda since the 2008 crisis, which saw the country’s national power utility Eskom implement rolling load shedding and cut supplies to a number of large customers, such as mines and minerals beneficiation plants. As South Africa experienced…

  • Year 2014
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Wendy Nyakabawo
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Special economic zones (SEZs) emerged internationally as a policy to support industrial development in particular by providing for the introduction of targeted incentives and infrastructure. Internationally, despite their name, they are often effectively delinked from specific geographic areas in order to achieve these aims. This is especially useful where government…

  • Year 2014
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Neva Makgetla
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
In 2014, South Africa remained one of the most unequal countries in the world, an outlier by global standards in terms of both overall inequality as measured by the Gini coefficient and levels of joblessness. For proponents of industrialisation as central to long-term development, this situation raises two questions. First,…

  • Year 2014
  • Organisation TIPS; WITS
  • Publication Author(s) Stephanie Seguino
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Paper presented at the Alice Amsden Memorial Lecture, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa as part of the African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics 2014 public lectures. Memorial lecture co-hosted by TIPS.   ABOUT THE AUTHOR Stephanie Seguino is Professor of Economics at the University of Vermont, USA; Professorial Research Associate…

  • Year 2014
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Anaïs Dangeot
  • Countries and Regions Mercosur (Common Market of the South), Southern African Development Community (SADC)
One of the major international economic developments in recent years has been the growth in regional trade agreements (RTAs). However, with the exception of a few, there are criticisms that RTAs have not yielded the expected benefits. The focus of this paper is to determine the impact of engaging in…

  • Year 2014
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair; Georgina Ryan
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Policy Paper prepared for the Economic Development Department and the Department of Trade and Industry The impact of electricity price increases on the competitiveness of selected mining sector and smelting value chains in South Africa: Has it incentivised mining-related companies to invest in renewable energy, cogeneration and energy efficiency? This research project was…