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South Africa economic update : promoting faster growth and poverty alleviation through competition (English)

Promoting faster growth and poverty alleviation through competition is particularly important for South Africa, which is facing weak economic growth and limited fiscal resources and has to look to avenues outside the fiscal space to stimulate faster sustainable growth and progress towards its ultimate goal of eliminating poverty, outlined in the 2030 National Development Plan (NDP). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 103057 FEB 01, 2016

Purfield,Catriona Mary; Hanusch,Marek; Algu,Yashvir; Begazo Gomez,Tania Priscilla; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Nyman,Sara Disclosed

South Africa economic update : jobs and South Africa’s changing demographics (English)

Global growth hit a soft patch at the start of 2015. In the first quarter it slowed to 2.0 percent, quarter on quarter (q/q) annualized, from 2.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 98880 AUG 14, 2015


South Africa economic update : fiscal policy and redistribution in an unequal society (English)

The global economic recovery remains uneven, as growth in the United States is gaining momentum but appears to be at risk of stalling in the Euro Area and Japan. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 92167 NOV 01, 2014


South Africa economic update : focus on export competitiveness (English)

In its National Development Plan 2030 and its New Growth Path (2011), South Africa identifies the export sector as an engine for faster, more inclusive, and job-intensive growth. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 84369 JAN 01, 2014

Purfield, Catriona Mary; Farole, Thomas; Im, Fernando Disclosed

South Africa economic update : focus on financial inclusion (English)

Conditions in global financial markets have eased since mid-2012, reflecting improvements in fiscal sustainability and the establishment of mutual support mechanisms in the European Union (EU), even as the global economic recovery remains fragile and susceptible to downside risks. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 78162 MAY 01, 2013


South Africa economic update : focus on inequality of opportunity (English)

Section one provides an economic update and assesses the challenges and near-term prospects facing the South African economy. In particular, it looks at the implications for South Africa of the resurgence of uncertainty in global financial markets, the surge in capital flows to safe-haven assets, the continuing Euro zone crisis, and signs of slowdown in some of the large emerging market economies. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 71553 JAN 01, 2012

Im, Fernando; Mahajan, Sandeep; Dennis, Allen; Tiwari, Sailesh; Suarez, Alejandro Hoyos; Mitra, Shabana; Ngwenya, Phindile; Narayan, Ambar Disclosed

South Africa economic update : focus on savings, investment and inclusive growth (English)

The firming of the economic recovery is putting the policy spotlight back on the longer term challenge of faster, more inclusive Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 63539 JUL 01, 2011