SA-TIED researchers will take part in the Nordic Conference in Development Economics, NCDE 2023, organized by the University of Gothenburg. The event will take place 13-15 June in Gothenburg, Sweden. The NCDE 2023 conference serves...
In the media
First installment of SA-TIED and Econ 3X3 policy debate garners media attention and sparks engaging discourse on unemployment solutions
South Africa witnessed a stimulating policy debate as the inaugural event of the SA-TIED (Sothern Africa Towards Inclusive Economic Development) and Econ 3X3 and policy debate series took place, focusing on rethinking traditional approaches to...
To mark International Women’s Day (IWD), the United Nations World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) is supporting this year’s United Nations Observance of IWD, DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality , through a...
As part of a joint capacity building initiative between the Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED) programme and the Southern African Social Policy Research Insights (SASPRI) a training event was held from 13–17...
South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world . This income inequality is mostly due to high unemployment and large differences in wages. In South Africa today, economists and policymakers typically...
Labour market and inequality
Urbanization provides a unique opportunity to accelerate economic and social development across Africa. South Africa has some of the technical capabilities to support the process through systematic planning, institution building and investment in essential infrastructure...
Rethinking traditional approaches to tackling unemployment in South Africa: Exploring feasible, well-designed grant-based approaches for the unemployed to complement active labour -market policies
26 Jun 2023 / 14:00 to 16:00
Join us for a policy debate in which leading experts and policymakers explore the potential impact of grant-based approaches as a complement to active labour-market policies in denting unemployment in South Africa. As the first...
Labour market and inequality
August holds special significance in South Africa, marked by Women's Day on the 9th. It is a time to honour women's extraordinary courage and resilience in the struggle for equality and freedom. During this month...
The South African rail freight sector is currently facing a crisis of operational efficiency, which is having a significant economic impact. In the bulk mineral corridors, reduced rail capacity has prevented South Africa from benefiting...
Recently, we had the opportunity to speak with two experts from the South African Revenue Service (SARS), Mamiky Leolo and Pumla Bam. Leolo serves as the Executive Manager of the Macro Economic Research unit within...
Exploring Localized Impacts of Mining: SA-TIED Paper Presented at the Irish Economics Association Conference
Carol Newman who serves as co-academic lead for SA-TIED´s Workstream 1 on Enterprise development for job creation and growth, presented her paper titled " Spillovers from extractive industries" at the Irish Economics Association conference held...
Visit to National Treasury´s secure facility offers a glimpse into the data supporting policy making in South Africa
On 4 May 2023, representatives from the European Union , the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), and the South African Revenue Services (SARS) visited South Africa's National Treasury (NT) to learn more about the...
10 Nov 2023 / 10:00 to 15:35
Climate and energy
The Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED) programme will host a work-in-progress workshop for Workstream 5: Food, Energy, and Water in a Context of Climate Change at Stellenbosch University. This workshop, scheduled for...
Foreign direct investment is recognized as a significant driver of economic development and growth in many economies. It can have a positive effect on a host country’s development and growth efforts. This study seeks to...
This paper aims to enhance our understanding of the dynamics of innovation practice and technology absorption in South Africa at the firm level by estimating the returns to R&D expenditure in the manufacturing sector. This...