Regional Growth and Development in Southern Africa

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  • Expected start date:
    2014•01•01
    Expected end date:
    2016•12•31
    Institute:
    UNU-WIDER
    Project Status:
    Closed
    Project Type:
    Research
    Project Manager :
    Charlie Ovink

    Economies in the Southern Africa region face thorny challenges when it comes to the transformation of their economies and the need for job creation and the sharing of the benefits of growth. 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. The 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.