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Working Paper
Learning from experience: Special Economic Zones in Southern Africa

Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have become common across Southern Africa in the past 20 years. In line with experiences in the rest of the world, they have had at best marginal success...

Special Economic Zones Southern Africa Industrialization
Working Paper
The COVID-19 pandemic and the economy in Southern Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has had severe economic consequences in Southern Africa, resulting in an unprecedented decline in production and employment...

Southern Africa COVID-19 Economic policy
Working Paper
Sources of output growth in the countries of the Common Monetary Area and provinces of South Africa

This paper aims to decompose the sources of growth in economies in the Southern African region’s Common Monetary Area and in the provinces of South Africa...

Growth Efficiency Technology
Working Paper
Regional and subregional analyses of macroeconomic policy strategies for growth and equality in Southern Africa

We investigate the relevance of beta (β, absolute and conditional) and sigma (σ) convergence in the economies of the Common Monetary Area of Southern Africa and in the provinces of the Republic of South Africa using panel data, allowing an...

Convergence Growth Inequality
Working Paper
Special economic zones and transnational zones as tools for Southern Africa’s growth: Lessons from international best practices

The paper evaluates strategies for developing successful special economic zones and transnational zones for Southern African countries to spur growth and employment...

Special Economic Zones Spatial industrial policy Growth
Research Brief
Can trade in services bolster regional development in Southern Africa?

Service exports are the fastest growing portion of world trade and now account for nearly a quarter of global exports...

Tradable sectors Services International trade
Journal Article
Constraints to biofuel feedstock production expansion in Zambia

Part of Journal Special Issue Bioenergy in Southern Africa

Biofuel Social constraints Biophysical constraints
Working Paper
The contribution of services to trade and development in Southern Africa

Services are the fastest growing portion of world trade and now account for nearly a quarter of global exports. This presents opportunities for emerging economies to adapt and enter new markets...

Tradable sectors Services International trade
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
Analysis of the animal feed to poultry value chain in Zambia

Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth Opportunities

Regional value chains Southern Africa Poultry
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SA-TIED work stream 6: Regional growth for southern Africa’s prosperity

Policy makers face critical decisions regarding a regional economic strategy in southern Africa and this work stream will bring together personnel from UNU-WIDER, the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), and Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies...

Southern Africa Southern African Development Community
Working Paper
Options for suitable biofuel farming: Experience from Southern Africa

Southern African countries’ interest in biofuel is due of its rural development potential. Finding models to optimize this benefit is therefore paramount...

Biofuel Jatropa Sugarcane
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
Working Paper
Land and agronomic potential for biofuel production in Southern Africa

The Southern African region, from a purely biophysical perspective, has huge potential for biofuel production, especially in Mozambique and Zambia...

Biofuel Southern Africa Production potential
Working Paper
Constraints to biofuel feedstock production expansion in Zambia

World biofuel production has been increasing to improve energy security and mitigate global warming...

Biofuel Social constraints Biophysical constraints
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