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Southern Africa - Lesotho Highlands - Botswana Water Transfer Study Project : small RETF grant : Southern Africa - Lesotho Highlands-Botswana Water Transfer Study Project : small RETF grant (English)

The objective of the Lesotho Highlands - Botswana Water Transfer Study Project is to determine the viability of water resource development options for Botswana to access water from the Lesotho Highlands by assessing engineering, costing, social, legal, environmental, economic and financial information. ... See More +

Project Paper 90584 SEP 30, 2014

Tourism in Africa : harnessing tourism for growth and improved livelihoods (English)

This report is the first to examine tourism in Africa comprehensively and regionally and the first to recommend practical, evidence-based measures enabling the sector’s economic and development power. ... See More +

Publication 88656 JUN 06, 2014

Christie, Iain; Fernandes, Eneida; Messerli, Hannah; Twining-Ward, Louise

Southern Africa - Zambezi River Basin Development Project (English)

The development objective of the River Basin Development Project for Zambezi is to advance preparation of the Batoka Gorge hydro-electric scheme (HES) and strengthen cooperative development within the Zambezi river basin. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD382 MAY 12, 2014

Enhancing access to finance for technology entrepreneurs in Southern Africa (English)

This report examines the financing gaps for early stage and growth that high-growth technology entrepreneurs are facing in the information and communication technology (ICT), climate technology, and innovative agribusiness sectors in Zambia and Mozambique, with a more regional review of Namibia and Botswana as possible. ... See More +

Working Paper 93043 APR 01, 2014

Promoting innovation in the mobile sector : a step-by-step methodology to implement a mobile innovation roadshow (English)

Access to mobile communications has been linked with economic growth and the industry itself boosts local economies by creating high-value direct and indirect jobs. ... See More +

Working Paper 93042 MAR 01, 2014

Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Mozambique Roads and Bridges Management and Maintenance Project Phase 2 - Additional Financing - P146402 (English)

Project Information Document PIDA1417 OCT 28, 2013

Rao,Kulwinder Singh

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Appraisal Stage) - Mozambique Roads and Bridges Management and Maintenance Project Phase 2 - Additional Financing - P146402 (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSA5547 OCT 28, 2013

Rao,Kulwinder Singh

Zambezi - River Basin Development Project : environmental and social impact assessment : terms of reference (English)

The development objective of the River Basin Development Project for Zambezi is to advance preparation of the Batoka Gorge hydro-electric scheme and strengthen cooperative development within the Zambezi river basin. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4462 APR 01, 2013

Tourism in Africa : harnessing tourism for growth and improved livelihoods (English)

For African countries looking to sustain and increase their unprecedented growth rates of recent years, the potential of tourism has not been fully recognized as a vital source of economic and development power that can strengthen and expand the continent's economies. ... See More +

Working Paper 81468 JAN 01, 2013

Christie, Iain; Fernandes, Eneida; Messerli, Hannah; Twining-Ward, Louise

Counting the costs of compliance with trade requirements from a value chain perspective : evidence from Southern Africa (English)

This note uses a value chain perspective to show how the cost of complying with regional trade requirements affects agriculture competitiveness and rural incomes. ... See More +

Brief 72848 JUL 01, 2012

Keyser, John

Economy-wide implications of direct and indirect policy interventions in the water sector: lessons from recent work and future research needs (English)

Water is increasingly becoming a limiting factor for sustainable economic growth and development in many countries. Its allocation has significant impacts on overall economic efficiency, particularly with growing physical scarcity in certain regions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6068 MAY 01, 2012

Dinar, Ariel

Agribusiness indicators : Mozambique (English)

Mozambique, the only Lusophone country covered in the agribusiness indicators initiative, has had a turbulent history since independence. Civil unrest over some 20 years and frequent drought in southern Mozambique, coupled with floods near the many waterways that transect the country (mainly east-west), have inhibited an agricultural transformation. ... See More +

Other Agricultural Study 68241 APR 01, 2012

Mines, migration and HIV/AIDS in southern Africa (English)

Swaziland and Lesotho have the highest HIV prevalence in the world. They also share another distinct feature: during the last century, they sent a large numbers of migrant workers to South African mines. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5966 FEB 01, 2012

de Walque, Damien; Corno, Lucia

Doing business in a more transparent world 2012 - economic profile : Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) - comparing regulation for domestic firms in 183 economies (English)

Doing business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. ... See More +

Working Paper 65617 JAN 01, 2012

The SADC's infrastructure : a regional perspective (English)

Infrastructure improvements boosted growth in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) by 1.2 percentage points per capita per year during 1995-2005, mainly from access to mobile telephony. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5898 DEC 01, 2011

Foster, Vivien; Ranganathan, Rupa

The newly unemployed and the UIF take-up rate : implications for the wage subsidy proposal in South Africa (English)

This paper investigates the take-up rate or claim-waiting period rate of the unemployed under the South African Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) system. ... See More +

Working Paper 72599 AUG 01, 2011

Bhorat, Haroon; David Tseng

Youth employment, recruitment and a youth-targeted wage subsidy : findings from a South African firm level survey (English)

Employment issues are the most serious problems facing South Africa currently. Among these are the problems of unemployment, as well as underemployment or lack of decent work for the already employed, compounded by labour markets that are generally less than efficient in job search and matching. ... See More +

Working Paper 72601 JUN 01, 2011

Schoer, Volker; Rankin, Neil

Emerging good practice in overload control in Eastern and Southern Africa : selected case studies (English)

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Southern Africa Office of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) working under the Regional Economic Communities Transport Coordinating Committee (REC-TCC) established under the leadership of the Sub- Saharan Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP) have identified vehicle overload control as one of the priority areas. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 66940 MAY 01, 2011

Pinard, Michael Ian

Swaziland - Report on the piloting of the quality, relevance and comprehensiveness of impact : Mitigation Services Survey (QIMS) in Swaziland (English)

The delivery of impact mitigation services has not kept pace with the severity and breadth of HIV related impacts in Swaziland. It has become increasingly clear that the emphasis on short term emergency response initiatives must give way to long-term initiatives to help Swaziland cope with the impacts. ... See More +

Other Health Study 68749 JAN 01, 2011

Microeconomic consequences and macroeconomic causes of foreign direct investment in southern African economies (English)

The causes and consequences of foreign direct investment (FDI) in developing countries remains a subject of debate among researchers and policymakers alike. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5416 SEP 01, 2010

Xu, Lixin Colin; Lederman, Daniel; Mengistae, Taye

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Southern Africa - Lesotho Highlands - Botswana Water Transfer Study Project : small RETF grant : Southern Africa - Lesotho Highlands-Botswana Water Transfer Study Project : small RETF grant (English)
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SEP 30, 2014 90584 Project Paper
Tourism in Africa : harnessing tourism for growth and improved livelihoods (English)
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JUN 06, 2014 88656 Publication
Southern Africa - Zambezi River Basin Development Project (English)
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MAY 12, 2014 PAD382 Project Appraisal Document
Enhancing access to finance for technology entrepreneurs in Southern Africa (English)
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APR 01, 2014 93043 Working Paper
Promoting innovation in the mobile sector : a step-by-step methodology to implement a mobile innovation roadshow (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 93042 Working Paper
Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Mozambique Roads and Bridges Management and Maintenance Project Phase 2 - Additional Financing - P146402 (English)
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OCT 28, 2013 PIDA1417 Project Information Document
Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Appraisal Stage) - Mozambique Roads and Bridges Management and Maintenance Project Phase 2 - Additional Financing - P146402 (English)
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OCT 28, 2013 ISDSA5547 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Zambezi - River Basin Development Project : environmental and social impact assessment : terms of reference (English)
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APR 01, 2013 E4462 Environmental Assessment
Tourism in Africa : harnessing tourism for growth and improved livelihoods (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 81468 Working Paper
Counting the costs of compliance with trade requirements from a value chain perspective : evidence from Southern Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 72848 Brief
Economy-wide implications of direct and indirect policy interventions in the water sector: lessons from recent work and future research needs (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 WPS6068 Policy Research Working Paper
Agribusiness indicators : Mozambique (English)
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APR 01, 2012 68241 Other Agricultural Study
Mines, migration and HIV/AIDS in southern Africa (English)
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FEB 01, 2012 WPS5966 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing business in a more transparent world 2012 - economic profile : Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) - comparing regulation for domestic firms in 183 economies (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 65617 Working Paper
The SADC's infrastructure : a regional perspective (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 WPS5898 Policy Research Working Paper
The newly unemployed and the UIF take-up rate : implications for the wage subsidy proposal in South Africa (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 72599 Working Paper
Youth employment, recruitment and a youth-targeted wage subsidy : findings from a South African firm level survey (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 72601 Working Paper
Emerging good practice in overload control in Eastern and Southern Africa : selected case studies (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 66940 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Swaziland - Report on the piloting of the quality, relevance and comprehensiveness of impact : Mitigation Services Survey (QIMS) in Swaziland (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 68749 Other Health Study
Microeconomic consequences and macroeconomic causes of foreign direct investment in southern African economies (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 WPS5416 Policy Research Working Paper