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Book: Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System
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Policy brief: Africa's Lions
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Working PaperThe expansion of regional supermarket chains: Implications for local suppliers in Zambia
The last two decades have seen rapid economic growth in Zambia and the proliferation of foreign supermarket chain stores. However, this growth has translated into neither significant job creation nor significant poverty reduction...Supermarkets Regional growth Value chains
BlogA two-way street: Regional integration in southern Africa through supermarkets
Walk into any supermarket and you will find a mix of products to stock the kitchen. It’s easy to assume that many of the goods on offer are sourced locally and from nearby countries...Regional growth Africa Supermarkets
BlogHow big supermarket chains in southern Africa keep out small suppliers
A shopper prepares to pay at an informal shop in Soweto, South Africa. Smaller retailers are struggling to grow. Supermarkets are a key route to market for many suppliers of food and household consumable products...Supermarkets Growth Economic development
Working PaperThe expansion of regional supermarket chains: Implications on suppliers in Botswana and South Africa
This paper explores the effect of the spread of supermarkets on the participation of suppliers in supermarket value chains in Botswana and South Africa...Supermarkets Suppliers Regional value chains
Working PaperThe expansion of regional supermarket chains and implications for local suppliers: A comparison of findings from South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Since the early 2000s, there has been rapid growth in the number and spread of supermarkets in southern Africa...Supermarkets Regional value chains Strategy