Targeting employment, expansion, economic growth, and development in sub-saharan Africa

outlines of an alternative economic programme for the region
  • 59 Pages
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  • English
Economic Commission for Africa , [Addis Ababa]
StatementJames Heintz, Robert Pollin.
ContributionsPollin, Robert.
The Physical Object
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Strengthens the link between economic growth and aggregate poverty reduction.” (p. 1) In this economic growth, we outline the elements of a development-targeted economic framework aimed at creating decent employment opportunities as a path to realizing the core human development goals in Africa.

Growth, investment, and trade. James Heintz & Robert Pollin, "Targeting Employment Expansion, Economic Growth and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Outlines of an Alternative Economic Programme for the Region," Published Studies targeting_employment_expa, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

and development in sub-saharan Africa book The results obtained shows that causality does not run from employment to economic growth in South Africa, as the null hypothesis was not rejected at all significant levels.

We are all by now familiar with the story of the region’s rapid economic growth. Over the past 10 years, sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) grew by 5 percent per year, and, at. Recent developments.

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have rebounded to percent inafter slowing sharply to percent in The rise reflects a modest recovery in Angola, Nigeria, and South Africa—the region’s largest economies—supported by an improvement in commodity prices, favorable global financing conditions, and slowing inflation that helped to lift.

And development in sub-saharan Africa book economic and social prospects are daunting for the 89 million out-of-school youth who comprise nearly half of all youth in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Within the next decade, when this cohort becomes the core of the labor market, an estimated 40 million more youth will drop out, and will face an uncertain future with limited work and life skills.

sub-Saharan Africa and have set the main thrust of adjustment policies introduced in the region since the early s (see, e.g., World Bank ). In this Targeting employment we re-examine the agricultural squeeze hypothesis by a comparative study of the role of agriculture in capital accumulation and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

Economic Growth and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America: The Impact of Human Capital Angui D. Macham Submitted in Partial Fulfilment Of the Requirements For the Degree of Master of Arts May Approved by: Victor Kasper, Jr, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics Chairperson of the Committee Thesis Advisor. Sub-Saharan Africa lags behind other regions in achieving the development goals.

Success largely depends on countries themselves owning, planning and executing the necessary policies and programmes. Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) ’ s rapid economic growth ov er the last fi fteen years is now widely recognised, with six countries still among the top ten fastest g rowing c ountries in the world.

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Heintz, James and Robert Pollin (). ‘Targeting Employment Expansion, Economic Growth, and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Outlines of an Alternative Economic Program for the Region’.

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, March. Google ScholarCited by: 9. This book brings together new household and enterprise data from 41 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to inform policy makers and practitioners on ways to expand women entrepreneurs’ economic opportunities.

Sub-Saharan Africa boasts the highest share of women entrepreneurs, but they are disproportionately concentrated among the self-employed. Sub-Saharan Africa is a continent of opportunities for U.S.

businesses with overall projected growth rates of approximately six percent in – some of the highest in the world.

In looking at the world’s ten fastest growing economies from –six were in Africa. The first decade of the s was one of the most economically successful ever for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). 2 Between andthe region experienced a sizeable economic boom, growing at 8.

Growth, Employment and Poverty in Africa: Tales of Lions and Cheetahs Background Paper prepared for the World Development Report Pedro Martins 1 Research Fellow Overseas Development Institute Abstract Africa’s recent economic performance has been.

Welcome to SATSA, the Sub-Saharan Africa Transnational Strategic Alliance!. Our organization is an important resource for non-government organizations, small-to-medium enterprises and multi-national corporations in the United States that are interested in pursuing bilateral trade, infrastructure and economic development opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

with Robert Pollin. “Targeting employment expansion, economic growth, and development in sub-Saharan Africa: outlines of an alternative economic program for the region.” ().

Report prepared for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). with Carlos Oya and Eduardo Zepeda “Employment, growth, and poverty reduction in. Heintz, J., and R.

Pollin. Targeting Employment Expansion, Economic Growth and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Outlines of an Alternative Economic Programme for the Region. PERI Working Paper No. Google ScholarCited by: 2.

Economic & Social Affairs DESA Working Paper No. ST/ESA//DWP/ February Globalization and development in sub-Saharan Africa Jomo Kwame Sundaram with Oliver Schwank and Rudiger von Arnim.

This paper critically reviews the impact of globalization on Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) since the early s. The large gains expected from opening up to international economic forces have, to date, been limited, and there have been significant adverse consequences.

FDI in SSA has been largely confined to resource, especially mineral, extraction, even as continuing capital flight has reduced. The impact of the investment climate on employment growth: does Sub-Saharan Africa mirror other low-income regions. (English) Abstract.

Using survey data f enterprises in countries, includ enterprises in 31 Sub-Saharan African countries, this paper finds that average enterprise-level employment growth rates are remarkably similar across by: The Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa is published twice a year, in the spring and fall, to review developments in sub-Saharan Africa.

Both projections and Sub-Saharan Africa: Estimation Results of Impact of Financial Development on Growth. 63 Sub-Saharan Africa: Estimation Results of Impact of Financial Development on.

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Estimates of the current and future structure of employment in sub-Saharan Africa (–20) are obtained based on household survey estimates for 28 countries and an elasticity-type model that relates employment to economic growth and demographic outcomes.

For South African economic growth to increase, the competitiveness of the economy needs to improve. The economy was ranked 50 th out of countries in the World Competitiveness Rankings. South Africa scores relatively well for the efficiency of their product markets and for having a large market size.

Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic growth outlook is “subdued” as the region’s oil producers delay policy adjustments needed to trigger and sustain expansion momentum, the International.

Gender and Enterprise Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Review of Constraints and Effective Interventions Policy Research Working Paper by, Francisco Campos and Marine Gassier, World Bank Group, November Female participation in entrepreneurial activities is higher in Sub-Saharan Africa than in any other region.

Africa is facing infrastructural challenges – not least with regards to the provision of energy – that have an impact on economic development. Countries including Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and Ethiopia have made significant progress in both the renewable and non-renewable energy sectors, but growth and development can.

Africa’s trade policies as evidenced by the poor performance of the African trade sector, and the declining level of Africa’s share of world trade. The objective of this paper is to extend the existing literature on economic development in developing nations, by focusing on the link between the financing of trade in subSaharan - Africa and.

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Paper prepared for the World Bank-Netherlands Partnership Program Evaluating and Disseminating Experiences in Local Economic Development (LED) Local Economic Development as an alternative approach to economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa, 3 List of figures Figure Export of goods and services (as a percentage of world export) in low- and.

GDP growth rate figures suggests an unstable and uneven trend in growth rates for Sub-Saharan Africa. From the late s to early s, the economic status of most Sub-Saharan African countries steadily deteriorated due to huge macroeconomic imbalances which led to a dip in economic performance.

Labor force participation rate, total (% of total population ages 15+) (modeled ILO estimate). Challenges to Political and Economic Growth and Development in Africa As an incurable optimist when it comes to Africa, I will not pretend that all is well with Africa as we still have a long way.This study investigates whether the impact of finance on economic growth is conditioned on the initial levels of countries’ income per capita, human capital and financial development for 29 sub-Saharan Africa countries over the period – using a sample splitting and threshold estimation by: