Publications & Documents


  • 31-July-2015

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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  • 28-July-2015

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    South Africa African Economic Outlook 2015

    In 2014 South Africa’s growth continued to slow down, recording only 1.5%, the weakest performance since the global financial crisis. The nation’s economy was affected by its most protracted industrial action since the end of apartheid and significantly weak demand from trading partners.

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  • 17-July-2015

    English

    Launch of the 2015 OECD Economic Survey of South Africa

    The social progress South Africa has made over the past two decades is impressive. The transition to democracy has of course been a defining feature, and successive governments have implemented policies to increase well-being. The expansion of social grants has lifted many South Africans out of absolute poverty. This progress has been underpinned by a sound framework for macroeconomic policy.

  • 17-July-2015

    English

    Economic Survey of South Africa 2015

    Social progress over the past two decades has been impressive. But growth has not been inclusive enough due to insufficient employment growth. Macroeconomic policies are stabilising inflation and public debt. Tackling infrastructure bottlenecks and improving business regulation would boost job creation. Improving wage negotiations and job matching would also promote more inclusive growth.

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  • 17-July-2015

    English

    An inclusive South Africa needs more investment and jobs

    South Africa has made impressive social progress over the past two decades, lifting millions of people out of poverty and broadening access to essential services like water, electricity and sanitation.

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