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Working PaperAgro-processing, value chains, and regional integration in Southern Africa
Regional integration in Africa is underway but ongoing progress requires that the gains are widely spread...Regional integration Agriculture Agro-processing
Research BriefStrengthening SADC trade in alternative fuels: Reducing the impact of global oil prices
Analysis of World Bank data ranging from 1990–2017 indicates that increases in global oil prices would have negative effects on the economic growth of Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and especially Mauritius...Economic growth oil prices Panel data analysis
Working PaperLinking Southern Africa into South Africa’s global value chains
This study explores the potential for South Africa to become an engine for intra- regional trade and industrial development by linking other Southern African countries to its global value chains and, in the process, improving its global trade competi...Regional integration Regional value chains Global value chains
Working PaperCharity begins at home: The political economy of non-tariff barriers to trade in Southern Africa
Increased intra-regional trade in southern Africa will have a positive impact on economic growth. However, this requires a shifting of loyalties from the national to the regional...Local content Regional integration Southern African Development Community
Research BriefDeepening regional integration in Southern Africa
Regional integration is making steady progress in Southern Africa, leading to the development of regional value chains (RVCs) that could strengthen the competitiveness of the region...Apparel industry Automotive industry Food retailing
Working PaperSpreading the gains?: Prospects and policies for the development of regional value chains in Southern Africa
Regional integration is making steady progress in Africa and a key objective is to improve the prospects for industrialization by expanding the regional market...Apparel industry Automotive industry Food retailing
Journal Special IssueBioenergy in Southern Africa
This journal special issue revisits questions surrounding biofuel futures in Southern Africa and explores the case for the establishment of a regional market...Biofuels Regional integration
Working PaperMotorcycle parts and aftermarket industry regional value chain in Southern Africa
This paper provides an overview of the structure, key functions, and characteristics of the motorcycle parts and aftermarket industries in Southern Africa in order to identify challenges to and opportunities for growth in these industries...aftermarket Industrialization motorcycles
Working PaperEvaluating the impact of global oil prices on the SADC and the potential for increased trade in biofuels and natural gas within the region
This paper investigates whether Southern African Development Community countries that are vulnerable to changes in oil prices could instead substitute oil and petroleum products with biofuels and gas from within the region...Economic growth oil prices Panel data analysis
Working PaperBlack cat, white cat: Lessons to be learned from ASEAN
There is general agreement at present that the Southern African Development Community needs to re-imagine itself and breathe new life into its somewhat moribund structure...Regional integration regional associations SADC
Journal ArticleThe causes of high intra-regional road freight rates for food and commodities in Southern Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth OpportunitiesCross-border logistics Road transportation southern Africa
Journal ArticleThe southern African poultry value chain: Corporate strategies, investments and agro-industrial policies
Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth OpportunitiesIndustrial policy Poultry Regional integration
Journal ArticleKey issues in regional growth and integration in Southern Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth OpportunitiesFood industry and trade Exports Regional integration
Working PaperThe Southern African poultry value chain: Regional development versus national imperatives
This paper highlights the key strategies, both regional and domestic, that have led to the current structure of the poultry value chain in Southern Africa...Industrial policy Poultry Regional integration
Working PaperUnderstanding intra-regional transport: Competition in road transportation between Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Efficient transport links are critical to enhancing the integration of markets in Southern Africa...Cross-border logistics Road transportation southern Africa
VideoRegional Growth and Development in Southern Africa project - an interview with Channing Arndt
Channing Arndt , Senior Research Fellow of UNU-WIDER, outlines the main research areas for this project on economic growth in the Southern African region. The project has two main elements – one specifically on the South African economy; the...South Africa Industrialization Regional economics