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– The cases of Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe
Richard Adu-Gyamfi, Simplice A. Asongu, Tinaye Sonto Mmusi, Herbert Wamalwa, Madei Mangori - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The objective of this research is to assess the extent to which export processing zones in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe integrate the Sustainable Development Goals in their implementation and operations. We focused on four Sustainable Development Goals—gender equality, decent...

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Jeremy Seekings - Oxford University Press, 2019
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Felix Adamu Nandonde, Richard Adu-Gyamfi, TinayeSonto Mmusi, Herbert Wamalwa, Simplice A. Asongu, Johannes Pieter Opperman, Jeremiah R. Makindara - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

In recent decades, the impact of South African foreign direct investment in Africa has been captured by research and policy. This paper investigates linkages and spillover effects of South African foreign direct investment in Botswana and Kenya. The study uses primary data to investigate...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Domestic policies, corporate strategies and regional dynamics
Judith Fessehaie, Zavareh Rustomjee - Development Southern Africa, 2018

Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth Opportunities

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Corporate strategies, investments and agro-industrial policies
Phumzile Ncube - Development Southern Africa, 2018

Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth Opportunities

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Reena das Nair, Shingie Chisoro-Dube, Francis Ziba - Development Southern Africa, 2018

Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth Opportunities

Journal Special Issue This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Channing Arndt, Simon Roberts - Development Southern Africa, 2018

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...

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Jeremy Seekings - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Botswana’s welfare state is both a parsimonious laggard in comparison with some other middle-income countries in Africa (such as Mauritius and South Africa) and extensive (in comparison with its low-income neighbours to the north and east). Coverage is broad but cash transfers are modest...

– Regional integration in southern Africa through supermarkets
Katrina Jurva - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

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. In the region of southern Africa, however, imported goods are often shipped from another continent instead...

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Jeremy Seekings - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

The ‘affordability’ of new or expanded social protection programmes depends on more than an assessment of the fiscal costs or the poverty-reducing or developmental benefits. Diverse international organizations have shown that programmes costing less than or about 1 per cent of GDP...

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– The case of the animal feed to poultry value chain
Phumzile Ncube, Simon Roberts, Tatenda Zengeni, Paul C. Samboko - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

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). The southern African regional poultry value chain is underdeveloped, although important changes include investments...

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– A comparison of findings from South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Reena das Nair, Shingie Chisoro-Dube - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Since the early 2000s, there has been rapid growth in the number and spread of supermarkets in southern Africa. This paper is a synthesis of key findings of studies undertaken in Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe on the expansion of supermarkets and the impact this has had on suppliers...

Research Brief pdf
– The animal-feed-to-poultry value chain
UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

15-20% of local demand for poultry in South Africa is met by imports Evidence from Zambia suggests that capital investments in the value chain can increase local production Increased demand due to growing urban populations poses critical challenges for local industrialization in...

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Alan R. Roe, Samantha Dodd - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

The UNU-WIDER project on extractives for development seeks to examine how poor and middle-income countries can best use their natural resource wealth to promote development. It is well understood that minerals, metals, oil or gas (collectively known as ‘extractives’) have for...

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– National trajectories and regional integration
Judith Fessehaie, Zavareh Rustomjee, Lauralyn Kaziboni - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper explores the linkages between the national systems of innovation of Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe and their respective mineral extraction and mineral processing value chains, including input industries. Our analysis reveals four individual national systems of innovation...

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– A comparative analysis of policy frameworks in three Southern African countries
Judith Fessehaie, Zavareh Rustomjee, Lauralyn Kaziboni - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper explores the potential to leverage large-scale mineral extraction in Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe to foster mineral beneficiation and upstream industries. The evidence suggests that the success or failure of a resource-based industrialization approach is country and sector specific,...

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