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How a data revolution in South Africa can help address gender inequality
Amina Ebrahim and Kezia Lilenstein

In 2016, we joined a project in South Africa working to make tax data available for research purposes. Tax authorities collect an enormous amount o...

21 February 2020
Research Brief
The impact on jobs and earnings of offshoring in South Africa
by SA-TIED

The success of an economy’s manufacturing sector is often critical to economic growth and development. As a major contributor to exports, site of i...

18 February 2020
enterprise_development
Research Brief
Can trade in services bolster regional development in Southern Africa?
by SA-TIED

Service exports are the fastest growing portion of world trade and now account for nearly a quarter of global exports. Tradable services contribute...

10 February 2020
regional_growth
Research Brief
Spatial dynamics of firm productivity in South Africa
by SA-TIED

The design and implementation of industrial policy should be closely linked to spatial considerations. Firm output and productivity are often locat...

07 February 2020
enterprise_development
Research Brief
by SA-TIED

New research provides the first direct evidence of tax-motivated transfer mispricing in a developing country. Using highly detailed firm-level cust...

22 November 2019
enterprise_development
Research Brief
by SA-TIED

The study uses a comparative analysis of foreign-owned firms operating in South Africa to show that firms with a parent registered in a tax haven t...

24 October 2019
enterprise_development
Research Brief
SA-TIED Research Brief 2019-7
by SA-TIED

The analysis of firm growth has been a topic of consistent economic interest as a growing body of literature has lent support to the possibility th...

09 October 2019
enterprise_development
Research Brief
by SA-TIED

China’s growing edge in export manufacturing has caused concern for low-income and middle-income countries seeking to develop robust manufacturing...

01 October 2019
enterprise_development
Research Brief
SA-TIED Research Brief 2019/5
by SA-TIED

In the case of South Africa, there are stark and persistent racial inequalities which are important to consider when analysing differences in the p...

16 September 2019
inequality
Research Brief
Photo: UNICEF, South Africa, Marinovich
by SA-TIED

South Africa is often cited as the most unequal economy in the world. Its experience of having to overcome both colonialism and apartheid makes it...

22 August 2019
inequality
Research Brief
Balancing tax collection and equality — the case of value-added tax in South Africa
by SA-TIED

In a democratic system, taxation is a critical part of the social contract between the state and its citizens. The tax system can be used to help a...

22 August 2019
public_revenue
Research Brief
by SA-TIED

The World Bank reports that the world loses US$160 trillion in human capital wealth due to gender wage inequality every year. Inequality is not jus...

08 August 2019
inequality