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Is a ‘factory Southern Africa’ feasible? Harnessing flying geese to the South African gateway (English)

The countries comprising the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) are currently not very integrated into global value chains (GVCs), potentially missing out on important development opportunities. ... See More +

Working Paper 102983 JAN 01, 2016

Draper,Peter; Freytag,Christoph Andreas; Scholvin, Sören; Tran, Luong Thanh Disclosed

Mapping global and regional value chains in SACU : sector-level overviews (English)

In considering the prospects for expanding non-commodities exports, the SACU region faces a global environment that has changed markedly over the past two decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 102984 JAN 01, 2016

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Factory Southern Africa? : SACU in global value chains - summary report (English)

Once concentrated among a few large economies, global flows of goods, services, and capital now reach an ever-larger number of countries worldwide. ... See More +

Working Paper 102850 JAN 01, 2016

Farole,Thomas Disclosed

SACU in global value chains : measuring GVC integration, position, and performance of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland (English)

Once concentrated among a few large economies, global flows of goods, services, and capital now reach an ever larger number of economies worldwide. ... See More +

Working Paper 102987 JAN 01, 2016

Engel,Jakob; Winkler,Deborah Elisabeth; Farole,Thomas Disclosed

Global value chain integration and productivity : evidence from enterprise surveys in Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland (English)

In order to adequately measure a firm’s participation in GVCs in this context, it is important to first identify the different forms through which GVC integration can affect domestic firms’ productivity. ... See More +

Working Paper 102986 FEB 26, 2015

Winkler,Deborah Elisabeth; Farole,Thomas Disclosed

A capability-based assessment of GVC competitiveness for the SACU region (English)

The emergence of global value chains (GVCs) and their rapid expansion over the past two decades has transformed the global trade environment. GVCs involve task-based trade across multiple stages of the production process that take place across a number of different countries, in which multiple inputs and exports of intermediate goods and services are necessary to produce a final good, which may also be exported. ... See More +

Working Paper 103070 FEB 20, 2015

Pathikonda,Vilas G.; Farole,Thomas Disclosed

Trade facilitation for global and regional value chains in SACU : Mapping global and regional value chains in SACU : sector-level overviews (English)

In this context, this note summarizes the findings of a recent World Bank, SACU Secretariat assessment of regional trade facilitation based on the Trade and Transport Facilitation Assessment (TTFA) methodology. ... See More +

Working Paper 102985 JAN 01, 2015

Disclosed

The labor content of exports in South Africa and Botswana – a preliminary exploration (English)

The LACEX dataset has been recently assembled to compute the (direct and indirect) value of the compensation of employees linked to exports for each sector/country/year. ... See More +

Working Paper 103072 JAN 01, 2015

Calì, Massimiliano; Hollweg,Claire Honore Disclosed

Overcoming barriers to supply chain integration in SACU : lessons from the private sector (English)

Cross border value chains are increasingly seen as critical for export growth, providing the conduit for more than half of developing countries exports in value-added terms. ... See More +

Working Paper 102988 JAN 01, 2015

Bausinger, Mirabel; Bertlesmann-Scott, Talitha; Charalambides, Nick; Slabbert, Jaco; Van Heerden, Francois Disclosed