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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...

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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-Dube - 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...

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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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– The Case of Botswana 1921-2010
Ellen Hillbom, Jutta Bolt - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

In Sub-Saharan Africa we find some of the highest levels of income inequality in the world. Nevertheless, we generally know very little about the historical development of inequality. In this paper we look at how inequality developed in colonial and post-colonial Botswana. We show that income...

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– The Case of Botswana
James S. Juana - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Botswana has serious environmental problems which, if not addressed, will undermine the attainment of sustainable economic development. This study attempts to determine what aid flows have actually been doing with regard to the environment in Botswana. The results show that although both the...

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– Lessons from Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius, and South Africa
Wim Naudé - , 2013
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– A Tale of Two Countries
Augustin Kwasi Fosu - UNU-WIDER, 2011 - Helsinki, Finland

The current paper demonstrates a dichotomy of the growth response to changes in the barter terms of trade, employing as case studies the two African countries, Botswana and Nigeria. Using distributed-lag analysis, the paper finds that the effect of terms of trade on output is positive and negative...

– Contrasting Evidence from Two Countries
Augustin Kwasi Fosu, Anthony Owusu Gyapong - International Monetary Fund, 2011 - Washington, D.C, USA

The current paper demonstrates a dichotomy of the growth response to changes in the barter terms of trade, employing as case studies the two African countries, Botswana and Nigeria. Using distributed-lag analysis, the paper finds that the effect of terms of trade on output is positive and negative...

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– Lessons from Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius and South Africa
Wim Naudé - UNU-WIDER, 2010 - Helsinki, Finland

Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius and South Africa are sub-Saharan African countries that stand out for their development progress. Each of these countries has succeeded against the odds, against expectations. This paper synthesizes the common ingredients of these countries’ success, and derives...

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James Robinson - UNU-WIDER, 2009 - Helsinki, Finland

I argue that the economic success of Botswana can be explained by the historical development of its institutions which is related to the trajectory of the Tswana states over the past 200 years. These institutions created a much more stable and accountable government than elsewhere in Africa after...

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– South Africa’s Influence and the Role of Technological Interaction in Botswana’s Diversification Effort
Alexis Habiyaremye - UNU-WIDER, 2008 - Helsinki, Finland

In less than a decade after the end of the apartheid, South Africa has intensified its economic ties with its African neighbours to become one of the top-ten investors and trading partners of many African countries, displacing companies from the former colonial powers in Europe. Among such South...

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– The Case of Three ‘Successful’ African Economies
Julius Kiiza - , 2007
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– A Comparative Analysis of Mauritius, Botswana and Uganda
Julius Kiiza - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines the relationship between institution building and economic performance in Mauritius, Botswana and Uganda. The rationale for comparing these cases is simple. While the three have been super-economic stars in their own right, they have achieved substantially different outcomes....

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– Relative Success and Comparative Failure?
Guy C. Z. Mhone, Patrick Bond - , 2002
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– Relative Success and Comparative Failure
Guy C. Z. Mhone, Patrick Bond - UNU-WIDER, 2001 - Helsinki, Finland

Botswana and Zimbabwe represent two cases of differential access to the world economy. Notwithstanding its lack of diversification and its reliance on a primary mineral export, Botswana has prospered while Zimbabwe has fallen into a deep crisis. Historical and comparative evidence...

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