Journal Special Issue
Regional Growth Opportunities

This issue contains seven articles addressing the major changes underway in the integration of economies in southern Africa. 

This special issue is based on the UNU-WIDER project 'Regional growth and development in Southern Africa'. This project aims to develop, in conjunction with important research/policy institutions in the region, regional growth and development initiatives that generate economic transformation and widely shared development benefits.

This project focuses on two principal elements: (i) firm-level analysis with initial focus on South Africa and (ii) regional growth and development with particular focus, at least initially, on two identified opportunities: agricultural trade including bioenergy and leveraging natural resource investments for inclusive growth.