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Measuring districts' monthly economic activity from outer space (English)

Evening-hour luminosity observed using satellites is a good proxy for economic activity. The strengths of measuring economic activity using nightlight measurements include that the data capture informal activity, are available in near real-time, are cheap to obtain, and can be used to conduct very spatially granular analysis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8523 JUL 12, 2018

Beyer,Robert Carl Michael; Chhabra,Esha; Galdo,Virgilio; Rama,Martin G. Disclosed

Wage setting and labor regulatory challenges in a middle income country setting : the case of South Africa - background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)

This note provides an overview of South Africa’s education system and learning outcomes. It reviews early childhood development, basic education, and higher education (university education and vocational training). ... See More +

Working Paper 127303 JUN 01, 2018

Bhorat,Haroon Ismail; Stanwix, Benjamin Disclosed

The development of South African policy planning : a quantitative text analysis - background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)

The evolution of South Africa’s strategic policy directions was analyzed through the application of natural language processing (NLP) techniques to the texts of the Reconstruction and Development Plan, Growth, Employment And Redistribution, the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative South Africa, the New Growth Path, and the National Development Plan. ... See More +

Working Paper 127286 JUN 01, 2018

Mikhaylov, Slava Disclosed

Minibus taxis, public transport, and the poor : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)

This report, a background note for the South Africa Systematic Country Diagnostic, documents public transport accessibility, focusing particularly on minibus taxis and on poor households, and describe the costs of commuting to work, using the 2013 National Household Travel Survey conducted by Statistics South Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper 127306 JUN 01, 2018

Kerr,Andrew Nicholas Disclosed

Job training in the Republic of Korea : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)

On 23 March 2017, the World Bank Group hosted a workshop focusing on how to improve skills in South Africa and thus enhance employability of South Africans, with the ultimate goal to reduce poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Working Paper 127305 JUN 01, 2018

Uh, SooBong Disclosed

Education in South Africa : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)

This note provides an overview of South Africa’s education system and learning outcomes. It reviews early childhood development, basic education, and higher education (university education and vocational training). ... See More +

Working Paper 127304 JUN 01, 2018

Van Der Berg,Servaas; Hofmeyr, Heleen Disclosed

Exchange rate misalignment and its relationship to output growth in South Africa : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)

This paper establishes a simple theory-based real exchange rate (RER) Misalignment Index for countries around the world from 1950-2014, and shows that South Africa’s RER has been undervalued over the last decade. ... See More +

Working Paper 127307 JUN 01, 2018

Nguyen, Ha Disclosed

Assessment of contingent liabilities and their impact on debt dynamics in South Africa (English)

The aim of this analysis is to quantify the losses from potential materialization of contingent liabilities by applying a new methodology for the case of South Africa and, to assess their impact on debt dynamics. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 126841 MAY 01, 2018

Bachmair,Fritz Florian; Bogoev,Jane Disclosed

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

Overcoming information asymmetry in job search : the power of a reference letter (English)

The labor market is characterized by information gaps between work seekers and prospective employers, particularly when it comes to hiring low-skill entry level workers. ... See More +

Brief 125801 APR 01, 2018

Carranza,Eliana; Pimkina,Svetlana 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

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 +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125679 MAR 01, 2018

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

Case study : A new dawn for education in post-apartheid South Africa - ADvTECH : how the largest education group is increasing access to quality, affordable higher education (English)

Expanding access to quality and affordable education is a central element to eliminating extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. In developing countries, private education providers play a critical role in the delivery of education, skills, and training that is affordable and relevant to the needs of the labor markets. ... See More +

Working Paper 125919 MAR 01, 2018

Casanova,Ann Marie; Caballero,Alejandro; Ferreira,David; Kandri,Salah-Eddine; Khan,Mohammed Ali; Osei,Kenneth Ahenkora; Soubeiga,Eric; Sterlin,Elena J. Disclosed

Exchange rate volatility, uncertainty, and corporate investment : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)

This study investigates the determinants of corporate investment decisions, using a sample of listed South African firms and panel GMM estimators. ... See More +

Working Paper 127289 JAN 01, 2018

Chortareas,Georgios; Noikokyris,Emmanouil Disclosed

A brief profile of the status of health and the health system in South Africa : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)

South Africans suffer from a high burden of preventable illness and premature death, despite high expenditure on health. Over the last two decades some significant improvements have occurred in maternal and child health and in reducing the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) burden. ... See More +

Working Paper 127287 JAN 01, 2018

Belli,Paolo; Matsebula,Thulani Clement; Ndhlalambi,Melusi; Ngarachu,Maria Njambi Disclosed

Corporate governance in South African state-owned enterprises : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)

Drawing from the presidential review commission review, and from other available materials, this background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic synthesizes the key issues and recommendations for improving state-owned enterprise (SOE) performance, focusing on the largest national level commercial SOEs in infrastructure and other key sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper 127288 JAN 01, 2018

Kikeri,Sunita Disclosed

Gender in South Africa : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)

Despite strong representation in national politics and their higher levels of enrollment in secondary and higher education, South African women face numerous constraints that prevent them from fully contributing to poverty reduction and shared prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 127290 JAN 01, 2018

Kirkwood,Daniel John Disclosed

What is the impact of investment on labor income? : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)

This study investigates empirically the determinants of labor shares focusing on the role of investment and exchange rate volatility. The authors use a system GMM panel approach and consider 34 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries along with South Africa for the period 1995-2015. ... See More +

Working Paper 127292 JAN 01, 2018

Chortareas,Georgios; Noikokyris,Emmanouil Disclosed

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Measuring districts' monthly economic activity from outer space (English)
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JUL 12, 2018 WPS8523 Policy Research Working Paper
Wage setting and labor regulatory challenges in a middle income country setting : the case of South Africa - background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127303 Working Paper
The development of South African policy planning : a quantitative text analysis - background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127286 Working Paper
Minibus taxis, public transport, and the poor : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127306 Working Paper
Job training in the Republic of Korea : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127305 Working Paper
Education in South Africa : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127304 Working Paper
Exchange rate misalignment and its relationship to output growth in South Africa : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127307 Working Paper
Assessment of contingent liabilities and their impact on debt dynamics in South Africa (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126841 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
South Africa Economic Update : jobs and inequality (English)
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APR 05, 2018 125011 Working Paper
Overcoming information asymmetry in job search : the power of a reference letter (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125801 Brief
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
Long-run impacts of increasing tobacco taxes : evidence from South Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125679 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Case study : A new dawn for education in post-apartheid South Africa - ADvTECH : how the largest education group is increasing access to quality, affordable higher education (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125919 Working Paper
Exchange rate volatility, uncertainty, and corporate investment : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 127289 Working Paper
A brief profile of the status of health and the health system in South Africa : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 127287 Working Paper
Corporate governance in South African state-owned enterprises : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 127288 Working Paper
Gender in South Africa : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 127290 Working Paper
What is the impact of investment on labor income? : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 127292 Working Paper