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South Africa Economic Update : jobs and inequality (English)

This report reviews South Africa’s recent economic and social developments. It underlines that South Africa’s current economic rebound may not be sustained if the fundamental factors undermining its growth potential are not boldly addressed. ... See More +

Working Paper 125011 APR 05, 2018

Dessus,Sebastien C.; Hanusch,Marek Disclosed

Thirsty energy : modeling the water-energy nexus in China (English)

The World Bank’s global initiative Thirsty Energy assists countries with tackling water and energy planning challenges in an integrated manner. ... See More +

Working Paper 124567 MAR 23, 2018

Delgado Martin,Anna; Bazilian,Morgan; Rodriguez,Diego Juan; Miralles-Wilhelm, Fernando Disclosed

Overcoming Poverty and Inequality in South Africa : An Assessment of Drivers, Constraints and Opportunities (English)

This report documents the progress South Africa has made in reducing poverty and inequality since the end of apartheid in 1994, with a focus on the period between 2006 and 2015. ... See More +

Working Paper 124521 MAR 22, 2018

Sulla,Victor; Zikhali,Precious Disclosed

Long-run impacts of increasing tobacco taxes : evidence from South Africa (English)

Tobacco taxes are considered an effective policy tool to reduce tobacco consumption and produce long-run benefits that outweigh the costs associated with a price increase. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8369 MAR 19, 2018

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Del Carmen,Giselle; Mukong,Alfred Kechia Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Southern African Development Community (SADC) (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 122101 NOV 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for South Africa (English)

Poverty has fallen significantly since democracy in 1994, but this trend reversed between 2011 and 2015. The economy has been growing too slowly since the global financial crisis to create jobs for poor South Africans. ... See More +

Working Paper 120172 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

A bit far ? geography, international economic agreements, and foreign direct investment : evidence from emerging markets (English)

How do international economic agreements influence the investment patterns of firms from emerging economies? This paper studies the ways in which bilateral investment treaties and preferential trade agreements interact with geographic and cultural distance to influence firms' investment patterns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8185 SEP 07, 2017

Gomez-Mera,Laura; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Labor market discrimination and sorting : evidence from South Africa (English)

This paper collects a unique data set of classified ads and exploits quasi-random variation in the applicant pool composition to test for hiring discrimination against immigrants in South Africa's informal sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8180 SEP 06, 2017

Simon Martin,Abel Disclosed

South Africa economic update : innovation for productivity and inclusiveness (English)

This 10th South Africa Economic Update offers a review of the country’s recent economic and social developments and outlook in the context of global economic prospects. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 119695 SEP 01, 2017

Dessus,Sebastien C.; Goddard,John Gabriel; Hanusch,Marek Disclosed

Can outcome-based financing catalyze early stage investments in green small and growing businesses? : lessons from South Africa (English)

Access to appropriate financing is often cited as one of the biggest challenges to scaling small businesses. This is a particularly critical problem in climate-related sectors, where risks are perceived as higher by many potential investors. ... See More +

Brief 119912 SEP 01, 2017

Nair,Samiksha Chandel; Havemann,Tanja Disclosed

Evaluation of the national adherence guidelines for chronic diseases in South Africa : patient perspectives on differentiated care models, 2017 (English)

This report presents the result of the qualitative evaluation to understand the implementation of five adherence interventions from the patient perspective in four South African provinces. ... See More +

Working Paper 120344 JUN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Evaluation of the national adherence guidelines for chronic diseases in South Africa : healthcare provider perspectives on different care models, 2017 (English)

This report presents the result of the qualitative evaluation to understand the implementation of five adherence interventions from the provider perspective in four South African provinces. ... See More +

Working Paper 120343 JUN 01, 2017

Disclosed

How much labor do South African exports contain ? (English)

Like many emerging economies, South Africa has identified exports as an engine for more inclusive, job-intensive growth. However, employment growth did not follow the substantial export growth that South Africa experienced in the 2000s. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8037 APR 25, 2017

Cali,Massimiliano; Hollweg,Claire Honore Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for South Africa (English)

A modest cyclical recovery is expected in South Africa, yet growth remains low at 1.1 percent in 2017. This implies negative per capita growth, leaving little room to reduce poverty or make progress in reducing unemployment, which climbed to new highs in 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 113876 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Integration of carbon tax and carbon budgets in South Africa (English)

This paper provides recommendations for combining the carbon budget with the carbon tax to support delivery of South Africa’s emissions reduction targets beyond 2020. ... See More +

Working Paper 120003 MAR 01, 2017

Tyle, Emily Disclosed

Mutual HIV status disclosure is associated with consistent condom use in public sector ART clients in Free State province, South Africa: a short report (English)

Risky sexual behaviour in PLWHA on antiretroviral therapy threatens both prevention and treatment efforts, but disclosure promises to support safer sexual practices. ... See More +

Journal Article 121454 FEB 09, 2017

Wouters,Edwin; Over,Mead; Booysen,Frederik Le Roux; De Walque,Damien B. C. M. Disclosed

Evaluation of the national adherence guidelines for chronic diseases in South Africa using routinely collected data : second enrollment report (English)

This report describes enrollment into the cohorts for protocol 1 for the Evaluation of the National Adherence Guidelines for Chronic Diseases in South Africa Using Routinely Collected Data. ... See More +

Working Paper 120342 JAN 31, 2017

Disclosed

South Africa economic update : private investment for jobs (English)

The first chapter of the ninth edition of the economic update discusses recent economic development in South Africa. It underlines that economic growth continued to decelerate in 2016, marking the third consecutive year of negative per capita growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 111888 JAN 01, 2017

Dessus,Sebastien C.; Hanusch,Marek Disclosed

Lesotho WEAP manual (English)

This analysis looks specifically at the need to ensure continued development of water resources within Lesotho and aims to empower stakeholders to act with more confidence by demonstrating that the implementation strategies can provide benefits to water resources management over a broad range of possible future scenarios. ... See More +

Working Paper 112725 JAN 01, 2017

Wishart,Marcus J.; Emenanjo,Ijeoma Disclosed

Stories from the field : WIZZIT micro-lending pilot (South Africa) - mobile banking access for the unbanked (English)

Mobile banking has revolutionized the way people bank. By using cell phones, a range of financial services, including person-to-person transfers, can be easily and safely accessed wherever there is cell phone coverage. ... See More +

Brief 115054 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

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South Africa Economic Update : jobs and inequality (English)
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APR 05, 2018 125011 Working Paper
Thirsty energy : modeling the water-energy nexus in China (English)
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MAR 23, 2018 124567 Working Paper
Overcoming Poverty and Inequality in South Africa : An Assessment of Drivers, Constraints and Opportunities (English)
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MAR 22, 2018 124521 Working Paper
Long-run impacts of increasing tobacco taxes : evidence from South Africa (English)
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MAR 19, 2018 WPS8369 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Southern African Development Community (SADC) (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 122101 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for South Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120172 Working Paper
A bit far ? geography, international economic agreements, and foreign direct investment : evidence from emerging markets (English)
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SEP 07, 2017 WPS8185 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor market discrimination and sorting : evidence from South Africa (English)
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SEP 06, 2017 WPS8180 Policy Research Working Paper
South Africa economic update : innovation for productivity and inclusiveness (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119695 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Can outcome-based financing catalyze early stage investments in green small and growing businesses? : lessons from South Africa (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119912 Brief
Evaluation of the national adherence guidelines for chronic diseases in South Africa : patient perspectives on differentiated care models, 2017 (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 120344 Working Paper
Evaluation of the national adherence guidelines for chronic diseases in South Africa : healthcare provider perspectives on different care models, 2017 (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 120343 Working Paper
How much labor do South African exports contain ? (English)
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APR 25, 2017 WPS8037 Policy Research Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for South Africa (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113876 Working Paper
Integration of carbon tax and carbon budgets in South Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 120003 Working Paper
Mutual HIV status disclosure is associated with consistent condom use in public sector ART clients in Free State province, South Africa: a short report (English)
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FEB 09, 2017 121454 Journal Article
Evaluation of the national adherence guidelines for chronic diseases in South Africa using routinely collected data : second enrollment report (English)
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JAN 31, 2017 120342 Working Paper
South Africa economic update : private investment for jobs (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 111888 Working Paper
Lesotho WEAP manual (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112725 Working Paper
Stories from the field : WIZZIT micro-lending pilot (South Africa) - mobile banking access for the unbanked (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115054 Brief