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Crime Violence and Exclusion in South African Society : Background Note for the South Africa Systematic Country Diagnostic (English)

While South Africa has made important gains in reducing violence in the post-Apartheid- era, it remains among the most violent countries in the world. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 134272 FEB 01, 2019

Willman,Alys M.; Puerto Gomez,Margarita; Gould, Chandré; Newham, Gareth 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

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

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 JUN 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 JUN 01, 2018

Chortareas,Georgios; Noikokyris,Emmanouil 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 JUN 01, 2018

Chortareas,Georgios; Noikokyris,Emmanouil 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 JUN 01, 2018

Kikeri,Sunita 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 JUN 01, 2018

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

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

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

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

Does employing workers or accepting work pay? Analyzing labor costs in South Africa (English)

For more than a decade, South Africa has experienced falling labor force participation rates while maintaining relatively high unemployment rates, particularly among its youth. ... See More +

Working Paper 128578 APR 30, 2018

Langbein,Joerg Gerd; Weber,Michael Disclosed

Systemic, sectoral risk and the myth of a corporate savings glut : background note (English)

This note investigates the nature of corporate savings in South Africa. The first part focuses on the empirical impact of uncertainty on investment in the manufacturing sector, while the second part discusses factors influencing corporate cash hoarding and assesses whether South African firms’ behavior is peculiar. ... See More +

Working Paper 128577 APR 30, 2018

Dadam Kosga Djaowe,Vincent; Viegi,Nicola Disclosed

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Crime Violence and Exclusion in South African Society : Background Note for the South Africa Systematic Country Diagnostic (English)
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FEB 01, 2019 134272 Systematic Country Diagnostic
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
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
Gender in South Africa : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JUN 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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JUN 01, 2018 127292 Working Paper
Exchange rate volatility, uncertainty, and corporate investment : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127289 Working Paper
Corporate governance in South African state-owned enterprises : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127288 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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JUN 01, 2018 127287 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
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
Education in South Africa : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127304 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
Does employing workers or accepting work pay? Analyzing labor costs in South Africa (English)
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APR 30, 2018 128578 Working Paper
Systemic, sectoral risk and the myth of a corporate savings glut : background note (English)
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APR 30, 2018 128577 Working Paper
South Africa - Systematic country diagnostic : an incomplete transition - overcoming the legacy of exclusion in South Africa (English)
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APR 30, 2018 125838
South Africa - Systematic country diagnostic : an incomplete transition - overcoming the legacy of exclusion in South Africa (Vol. 2) (Zulu)
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APR 30, 2018 125838
South Africa - Systematic country diagnostic : an incomplete transition - overcoming the legacy of exclusion in South Africa (Vol. 2) (Northern Sotho)
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APR 30, 2018 125838