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.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction to special issue on regional growth opportunities
    Channing Arndt, Simon Roberts
  2. Key issues in regional growth and integration in Southern Africa
    Channing Arndt
  3. The internationalisation of supermarkets and the nature of competitive rivalry in retailing in southern Africa
    Reena das Nair
    Working Paper
    | The expansion of regional supermarket chains
    Research Brief
    | Supermarkets and regional growth in Southern Africa
  4. The implications for suppliers of the spread of supermarkets in southern Africa
    Reena das Nair, Shingie Chisoro-Dube, Francis Ziba
    Working Paper
    | The expansion of regional supermarket chains and implications for local suppliers
    Working Paper
    | The expansion of regional supermarket chains
    Working Paper
    | The expansion of regional supermarket chains
  5. Analysis of the animal feed to poultry value chain in Zambia
    Paul C. Samboko, Olipa Zulu-Mbata, Antony Chapoto
    Working Paper
    | Analysis of the animal feed to poultry value chain in Zambia
  6. The southern African poultry value chain: Corporate strategies, investments and agro-industrial policies
    Phumzile Ncube
    Working Paper
    | The Southern African poultry value chain
  7. The causes of high intra-regional road freight rates for food and commodities in Southern Africa
    Thando Vilakazi
    Working Paper
    | Understanding intra-regional transport
    Working Paper
    | Towards the integration of markets
    Research Brief
    | Reducing transport costs to spur regional growth in Southern Africa
  8. Resource-based industrialisation in Southern Africa: Domestic policies, corporate strategies and regional dynamics
    Judith Fessehaie, Zavareh Rustomjee
    Working Paper
    | Can mining promote industrialization?
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