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Isaac Chinyoka - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Since 2000, Zimbabwe has been under some pressure to provide more fully for its children. It is not clear whether child poverty has worsened, although AIDS, drought, and economic mismanagement have all compromised poverty reduction. In any case, child poverty has come under increased scrutiny, in...

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– Competition in road transportation of perishable goods between Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Thando Vilakazi, Anthea Paelo - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Rapid urbanization and rising income levels in Southern Africa have increased the consumption of perishable and processed food products. This paper relies primarily on firm-level interview data to assess competition and bottlenecks in transporting time-sensitive perishable products across borders...

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– Competition in road transportation between Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Thando Vilakazi, Anthea Paelo - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Efficient transport links are critical to enhancing the integration of markets in Southern Africa. This paper assesses the structure of markets, competition, and prices and costs of road transportation between urban hubs in Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Key findings...

– 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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– 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 - 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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Phumzile Ncube, Simon Roberts, Tatenda Zengeni - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

The animal feed to poultry value chain in the southern African region has seen rapid demand growth owing to increases in urbanization. This growth has been accompanied by the increase in co-ordinated investments by large, predominantly South African, firms across the region.We examine the...

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.
– Zambezi basin and South Africa
Yohannes Gebretsadik, Charles Fant, Kenneth Strzepek, Channing Arndt - Applied Energy, 2016 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in Africa

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– Changing models of retailing and the implications for local supplier capabilities in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Reena das Nair, Shingie Chisoro - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

Over the past two decades, southern African countries have experienced rapid growth in the number and spread of supermarkets. Several factors have been attributed to this growth, including increasing urbanization, increased per capita income, the rise of the middle class, economies of scale and...

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Finn Tarp, James S. Juana, Philip Ward - Climatic Change, 2015 - Dordrecht, Netherlands

The articles in this special issue set forth a set of technical contributions that will improve the understanding of the impacts of climate change in developing countries. They are drawn from the Development Under Climate Change (DUCC) project carried out by UNU-WIDER of which the countries of...

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