Economic Survey of South Africa 2017



Executive Summary & Assessment and Recommendations, Overview


The South African economy has registered tremendous progress over the past two decades, boosting living standards and lifting millions out of poverty nationwide. Further reforms are now necessary, however, to revive economic growth and ensure that all South Africans can benefit from it.


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South Africa: Find new ways to boost growth and job creation - Press release


Launch of the 2017 OECD Economic Survey of South Africa - Remarks by Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD


See also:

South Africa: Economic forecast summary (May 2018)

South Africa: Structural Reform Priorities

South Africa: blog posts


OECD Economic Surveys: South Africa 2017

For further information please contact the South Africa Desk at the OECD Economics Department.

This Survey was prepared in the Economics Department by Falilou Fall and Christine Lewis under the supervision of Piritta Sorsa. It has benefited from valuable background research by Boingotlo Gasealahwe, seconded from the South African National Treasury. Iris Mantovani and Iza Lejarraga from the directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs and Charles Cadestin from the Trade and Industry directorate contributed to the Survey. Statistical research assistance was provided by Taejin Park, Hermes Morgavi and Pedro Herrera Gimenez. General administrative assistance was provided by Brigitte Beyeler, Anthony Bolton, Raquel Paramo and HeloiseWïckramanayake.

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