Regional Integration

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation University of Zambia
  • 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 in the Sub-Saharan…"

  • Year 2015
  • 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 basin to demonstrate…"

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation Malawi's Deputy Director of Industry
  • 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
  • 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 capital is frequently…"

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation Visiting Adjunct Professor, Wits School of Governance
  • 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 systemic contribution to…"

  • Year 2015
  • Author(s) Mbofholowo Tsedu
Technical regulations lay down compulsory requirements for product or service characteristics or their related processes and production methods. They have specific administrative provisions and conformity assessment requirements with which compliance is mandatory for safety, health, environmental control and consumer protection. The capacity to comply with international standards, norms and technical regulations underpins the potential for economic…"
Published in Policy Briefs

  • Year 2012
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Sandy Lowitt
This paper forms part of a broader research project TIPS has been involved in around common regional industrial policies. It looks at three examples of regional integration: the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the European Union and Mercosur. The focus is on understanding the drivers and motivation for regional integration in different…"
Published in Trade and Industry

  • Project SADRN
  • Year 2011
Southern African Development Community (SADC) members signed the Trade Protocol in 1996, however progress in the region to reap the benefits purported to accompany regional economic integration appears limited. Although SADC has adopted a growth and development through trade strategy, indications are that more needs to be done to implement this in a…"
Published in Policy Briefs

  • Year 2012
Countries in Southern Africa have only recently begun considering the possibility of jointly developing comprehensive industrial policies under the auspices of regional integration bodies such as the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). Regional co-operation in industrial policy design and implementation has the potential to both identify and capitalise on the productive synergies that…"
Published in Policy Briefs

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation University of Cape Town
  • Author(s) Sean Archer
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 7B: Regional Issues"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation International Labour Office; American University; International labour Organisation
  • Author(s) Davis Kucera; Leanne Roncolato; Erik Von Uexkull
  • Countries and Regions India, South Africa
Session 1B: The Financial Crisis: Global and Regional Impacts"

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Albert Makochekanwa
  • Countries and Regions South Africa, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Information on the impact of immigration on a host country's trade with particular reference to the African continent and the SADC region remains scant, if indeed it is ever available. This study seeks to fill this gap with an analysis of data. More specifically, the main objective of this study is to analyze the…"
Published in SADC Trade Development

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Renato Johnsson Núñez
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
This paper proposes that non-temporary circular migration creates and sustains 'circular migration flows', which are the outcome of the continuous interaction between sending and receiving countries that is created and sustained by migration and by transnational networks. Circular migration generates both pecuniary and non-pecuniary flows which are conducive to enterprise creation and development. …"
Published in Trade and Industry

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation Services Sector Development Thematic Working Group; TIPS, BIDPA and UoM
  • Author(s) Mengesha Yayo Negasi
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Empirical studies on regional economic integration process in Africa exhibit sluggish progress and there by limited level of intra trade. The existing literatures in Africa, particularly in Southern African regional integration bloc, SADC have neglected effects of regional economic integration dealing with disaggregated data. This study analyzes trade creation and diversion effects of…"

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation Services Sector Development Thematic Working Group; TIPS, BIDPA and UoM
  • Author(s) Johnson Tsoro Maiketso
  • Countries and Regions Botswana
Trade in services generally is viewed as a potentially viable option to contribute to the much needed economic diversification in Botswana. This study is informed by the ongoing policy discussions about the need to develop an educational hub in Botswana. It is intended to be a constructive contribution to these policy discussions. We…"

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation Services Sector Development Thematic Working Group; TIPS, BIDPA and UoM
  • Author(s) Manisha Dookhony;Lillka Cuttaree
  • Countries and Regions Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa), Southern African Development Community (SADC)
This study focuses is on the movement of talent. There is already free movement of labour within the European Union and the CARICOM region, SADC aims to achieve this by 2015. We examine the Caribbean region where the Caricom regional initiative provided the enabling environment for intraregional migration to take place."

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation Services Sector Development Thematic Working Group; TIPS, BIDPA and UoM
  • Author(s) Albert Makochekanwa
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Given that the Southern African Development Community's (SADC) intention is to become a common market (CM) whereby labour and capital will be envisioned to freely move among the bloc's member states, the study investigates the extent to which the region is prepared for free movement of natural persons. The study investigates the extent…"

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation Services Sector Development Thematic Working Group; TIPS, BIDPA and UoM
  • Author(s) Kwaramba Marko
  • Countries and Regions South Africa, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Through the analysis of trends in South Africa's higher education enrollment of Southern African Development Community (SADC) citizens over the years, the study investigates the extent to which the country has strategically marketed its educational services and positioned itself as the educational hub of Southern Africa. The analysis reveals that South African universities'…"

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Evengelista Mudzonga
  • Countries and Regions Zimbabwe
This paper looks at the nature and extent of linkages between trade and industrial policies in Zimbabwe. The paper establishes that the trade and industrial policies are interlinked in Zimbabwe. The study indicates that trade policy is one of the implementation strategies of the industrial policy - further illustrated in this paper specifically…"

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Mmatlou Kalaba
The heads of states of the Common Markets for East and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East Africa Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) met in Uganda in October 2008 to discuss broader objectives of the three regional trading blocs. This was later referred to as the Tripartite Summit. Discussions centred…"
Published in Trade and Industry
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