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Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright? 1 Industrial Policy “Lessons” from Ireland for Small African Economies

David Bailey, Helena Lenihan, and Ajit Singh

in Good Growth and Governance in Africa: Rethinking Development Strategies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698561
eISBN:
9780191738142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698561.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter examines possibilities for industrial policy in African countries through the lens of lessons that can be learned from the industrial policy approaches pursued in Ireland as well as in ... More


Transforming Agriculture

Gordon Conway, Ousmane Badiane, and Katrin Glatzel

in Food for All in Africa: Sustainable Intensification for African Farmers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501743887
eISBN:
9781501744419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501743887.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter charts a course for a successful agricultural transformation leading to broad-based employment and income growth. It starts by explaining the history of agricultural dynamics and the ... More


An Environmental Laboratory: “Native” Agriculture, Tropical Infertility, and Ecological Models of Development

in Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226803463
eISBN:
9780226803487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803487.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter investigates a pivotal transition that took place during the colonial period, facilitated by agricultural departments and environmental scientists. Agriculture was, and would remain, at ... More


Growth, Employment Creation, and Poverty Reduction: An Overview, Evidence, and Possible Applications to Africa

Haroon Bhorat

in Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current and Emerging Issues

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198728450
eISBN:
9780191795343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728450.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter attempts to explore the role and importance of the labour market in the interactions between economic growth, poverty, and inequality. Ranging from the relationship between output and ... More


North Africa in the Fourth Century a.d.

W. H. C. Frend

in The Donatist Church: A Movement of Protest in Roman North Africa

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264088
eISBN:
9780191682704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264088.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

The existence of personal rivalries between the Numidian and Carthaginian clergy and the development of different types of society near Carthage and in Numidia form part of the background to the ... More


Economic policy in South Africa—past, present and future

Haroon Bhorat, Alan Hirsch, Ravi Kanbur, and Mthuli Ncube

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199689248
eISBN:
9780191789731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689248.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents an overview of the economic record and the economic prospects of post-apartheid South Africa. It begins with a broad account of the evolution of the economy since 1994. It then ... More


Crossing Back: Rethinking Credit Between Cultures

Parker Shipton

in Credit Between Cultures: Farmers, Financiers, and Misunderstanding in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116038
eISBN:
9780300162929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116038.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter presents concluding remarks on credit programs conducted for the betterment of poor people, and discusses how histories of African finance, like histories of African economy in general, ... More


South Africa’s growth performance

Johannes Fedderke

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199689248
eISBN:
9780191789731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689248.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines South Africa’s economic growth following democratic transition. It focuses on three principal constraints on growth. These constraints fall into three broad categories: market ... More


Trade policy reform in South Africa

Lawrence Edwards

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199689248
eISBN:
9780191789731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689248.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses trade policy reform in South Africa, from its early inception to its recent formulation. It assesses the economic consequences of the trade liberalisation liberalization ... More


Twenty years of economic policymaking—putting people first

Trevor Manuel

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199689248
eISBN:
9780191789731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689248.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses economic policymaking in post-apartheid South Africa. Economic policymaking was shaped by the concept of a people-centred democracy, a thriving and open society premised on ... More


Macroeconomic scenarios for South Africa: 2013–25

Ben Smit

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199689248
eISBN:
9780191789731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689248.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines macroeconomic forecasts for South Africa up to the year 2025. The uncertainties governing economic projections, particularly over longer-term horizons, motivate the ... More


The political economy of restructuring in South Africa

Sam Ashman, Ben Fine, Vishnu Padayachee, and John Sender

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199689248
eISBN:
9780191789731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689248.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the post-apartheid restructuring of South Africa’s economy. The government has adopted a confusing and shifting array of policy perspectives, ranging from the Freedom Charter, ... More


South Africa’s suboptimal political economy equilibrium

Sandeep Mahajan

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199689248
eISBN:
9780191789731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689248.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on South Africa’s cycle of modest growth, high inequality and record unemployment. It considers the role of the three major players in the political economy of reforms in South ... More


The evolution and impact of foreign direct investment into South Africa since 1994

Anthony Black

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199689248
eISBN:
9780191789731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689248.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the dimensions and characteristics of foreign direct investment (FDI) into South Africa since its democratization in 1994. It then assesses its impact on the economy with ... More


The liberation dividend

Ruchir Sharma

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199689248
eISBN:
9780191789731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689248.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines South Africa’s poor economic performance and the role of the African National Congress (ANC). Youth unemployment is at 50%, the highest in the emerging world, whilst overall ... More


South Africa’s fiscal framework

Kenneth Creamer

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199689248
eISBN:
9780191789731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689248.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines South Africa’s post-apartheid fiscal framework. The fiscal framework is based on two pillars: increased social spending and expanded public infrastructure. It is argued that ... More


Inflation in South Africa

Janine Aron and John Muellbauer

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199689248
eISBN:
9780191789731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689248.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the persistent problem of inflation in South Africa. It discusses the measurement of consumer prices and the drivers of inflation. It argues that with the ever-present threat of ... More


Commanding heights: The governance of state-owned enterprises in contemporary South Africa

Brian Levy

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199689248
eISBN:
9780191789731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689248.003.0025
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the performance of South African state-owned enterprises (SOEs) over the past two decades. It discusses three distinct patterns of principal-agent governance: effective ... More


Unemployment in South Africa

Cecil Mlatsheni and Murray Leibbrandt

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199689248
eISBN:
9780191789731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689248.003.0030
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Over the past 20 years the unemployment rate in South Africa has not fallen below 20% and stands at 25% in 2013. Racial inequality is also evident in unemployment. The unemployment rates of Africans ... More


Post-apartheid poverty and inequality trends

Arden Finn, Murray Leibbrandt, and Vimal Ranchhod

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199689248
eISBN:
9780191789731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689248.003.0038
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyses trends in poverty and income inequality in post-apartheid South Africa by comparing data from the SALDRU/PSLSD 1993 survey, the IES 2000 survey, and the NIDS wave 2:2010 survey. ... More


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