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Regional integration
Working Paper
Fast tracking the SADC integration agenda to unlock regional collaboration gains along growth corridors in Southern Africa

Despite more than two decades of economic integration efforts, levels of spatial development inequality remain high within the Southern African Development Community (SADC)...

Growth growth corridors intra-regional trade
Working Paper
Competition and inclusive regional economic growth in food production: Barriers to entry and the role of African multinational corporations

The growth of African multinational companies in Southern and East Africa in recent decades brings with it a great opportunity for development of productive capacity in the region and greater regional integration...

African multinational corporations Multinational firms barriers to entry
Working Paper
Agro-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 Brief
Strengthening 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 SADC, especially Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and Mauritius...

Economic growth oil prices Panel data analysis
Working Paper
Linking 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 Paper
Charity 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 Brief
Deepening 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 Paper
Spreading 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 Issue
Bioenergy 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 Paper
Motorcycle 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 Paper
Evaluating 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 Paper
Black 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 Article
The causes of high intra-regional road freight rates for food and commodities in Southern Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth Opportunities

Cross-border logistics Road transportation southern Africa
Journal Article
The southern African poultry value chain: Corporate strategies, investments and agro-industrial policies

Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth Opportunities

Industrial policy Poultry Regional integration
Journal Article
Key issues in regional growth and integration in Southern Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth Opportunities

Food industry and trade Exports Regional integration
Working Paper
The 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
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