Policy Briefs


  • 31-July-2015

    English, PDF, 353kb

    South Africa Policy Brief: Territorial Development for More Inclusive Growth

    Continued spatial segregation undermines labour-market performance and reinforces disparities in access to essential services and economic opportunity. As South Africa continues to urbanise, it needs policies that support a better location of affordable housing and improved transport provision.

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  • 31-July-2015

    English, PDF, 372kb

    South Africa Policy Brief: Reducing Bribery Risks in Cross-border Trade and Investment Deals

    South Africa has a solid legislative framework for combating the bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions, yet it needs to better enforce the law prohibiting the bribery of foreign public officials and make sure that South African companies know how to effectively prevent such bribery in their foreign business deals.

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  • 31-July-2015

    English, PDF, 343kb

    South Africa Policy Brief: Tackling Youth Unemployment

    Addressing poor labour market outcomes for youth will require measures to boost job creation, increase employability through better education and training, promote entrepreneurship, improve job quality, and strengthen social protection.

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  • 31-July-2015

    English, PDF, 350kb

    South Africa Policy Brief: State-owned Enterprise Reform

    South Africa conducted a comprehensive review of its state-owned enterprise sector in 2012, initiated at the request of the Presidency. Implementation of the review’s recommendations is now of critical importance and can be supported by adopting international best practices.

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  • 31-July-2015

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    South Africa Policy Brief: Promoting International Investment for Stronger Growth

    There is scope to further improve South Africa’s investment climate. Investors cite concerns such as frequent policy changes, uncertainty of regulation, and corruption as limiting factors. In addition, recent electricity shortages are likely to be weighing on private investment.

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  • 31-July-2015

    English, PDF, 344kb

    South Africa Policy Brief: Improving the Quality and Relevance of Skills

    South Africa has made impressive progress in improving access to education, but persistent inequities and poor education quality lead to low education outcomes.

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  • 15-septembre-2004

    Français, , 242kb

    CENTRE de DEV Cahier de politique économique N°25 : Quelles politiques pour réduire le coût du capital en Afrique australe ?

    La réduction des taux d’intérêt et par conséquent des coûts de financement dans la zone rand est essentielle à la promotion de l’investissement et de la croissance économique.

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