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The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution.
Policy Brief: The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms
The 2017 Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms builds on data collected in 2012 from surviving firms to trace how changing economic conditions have affected the development of firms over five years.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Special Issue: Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place. The journal, as the studies in this collection, gives special emphasis to the role natural endowments, p
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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 ArticleAnalysis of the animal feed to poultry value chain in Zambia
Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth OpportunitiesRegional value chains southern Africa Poultry
AboutSA-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 PaperOptions 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 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 PaperLand 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 PaperConstraints to biofuel feedstock production expansion in Zambia
World biofuel production has been increasing to improve energy security and mitigate global warming...Biofuels Social constraints biophysical constraints
Working PaperAnalysis of the animal feed to poultry value chain in Zambia
Rapid population growth, urbanization, and income growth are triggering increased demand for high-value agricultural products across Southern Africa with scope for gains from trade and regional integration...Regional value chains southern Africa Poultry
Working PaperInstitutional arrangements for biofuel feedstock production in Zambia
Given likely increases in biofuel demand across Southern Africa, we identify suitable production models in Zambia for the Southern African market...Biofuels feedstocks Institutional Arrangements Zambia
Working PaperTowards the integration of markets: Competition in road transportation of perishable goods between Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Rapid urbanization and rising income levels in Southern Africa have increased the consumption of perishable and processed food products...Road transportation Food industry and trade Cross-border logistics
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
Working PaperIdentifying growth opportunities in the Southern African Development Community through regional value chains: The case of the animal feed to poultry value chain
This paper considers findings of studies analysing the development of a regional animal feed to poultry value chain in southern Africa (Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe)...Value chains southern Africa Poultry
ConferenceGrowth and development policy – new data, new approaches, and new evidence
Economies in the southern Africa region face thorny challenges when it comes to the transformation of their economies, job creation, and the need to share the benefits of growth. For the past three years, more than 100 researchers have engaged in a...
Research BriefSupermarkets and regional growth in Southern Africa
Supermarkets are potential partners in regional industrial development and should be considered in future policy making While the growth of supermarkets in the region has improved competitive pricing and accessibility to a broader range of products a...southern Africa Economic growth Regional growth