Economy


  • 17-July-2015

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    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

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    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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  • 25-May-2015

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    Africa: making growth more inclusive hinges on unlocking potential of local economies, says the African Economic Outlook 2015

    With Africa’s population set to double by 2050, modernising local economies will be vital to make the continent more competitive and to increase people’s living standards, according to the African Economic Outlook 2015, released at the African Development Bank Group’s 50th Annual Meetings.

  • 9-February-2015

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    Going for growth 2015 - South Africa

    This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for South Africa identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

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  • 19-May-2014

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    African countries need to tap global markets more effectively to strengthen their economies, says new African Economic Outlook

    By participating more effectively in the global production of goods and services, Africa can transform its economy and achieve a development breakthrough, according to the latest African Economic Outlook, released at the African Development Bank Group’s Annual Meetings.

  • 21-February-2014

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    Going for Growth 2014: South Africa

    South Africa has experienced a relatively weak recovery from the great economic crisis compared to other BRIICS countries.

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  • 10-February-2014

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    Composite Leading Indicators (CLIs)

    Source: OECD Main Economic Indicators (updated continuously) - Composite leading indicators (CLIs) are calculated for 29 OECD countries (Iceland is not included), 6 non-member economies and 9 zone aggregates. A country CLI comprises a set of component series selected from a wide range of key short-term economic indicators mainly covered in the MEI database.

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  • 4-March-2013

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    South Africa: Progress made but step up economic reforms to achieve full potential

    South Africa must step up efforts to foster strong, inclusive economic growth that creates jobs, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of South Africa. Priorities include a growth-enhancing macroeconomic policy-mix, and better implementation of structural reforms, notably to improve education.

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  • 4-March-2013

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    Unlocking South Africa’s great economic potential

    Despite South Africa's wealth in natural resources, healthy business environment and financial system, and its sound public finances, the country has yet to fulfil its great potential, said Angel Gurría at the launch of the 2013 OECD Economic Survey of South Africa.

  • 21-February-2013

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    Education quality and labour market outcomes in South Africa

    In this paper we include measures of school quality in regressions determining the labour market premiums to education level.

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