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 Special Projects

 Global Economic Governance Africa Project (Phase 2)
geg The Global Economic Governance (GEG) Africa programme is a policy research and stakeholder engagement programme to strengthen the influence of African coalitions at global economic governance fora such as the G20, BRICS, WTO and World Bank, in order to bring about pro-poor policy outcomes.

Welcome to NeST Africa!
nest The South African chapter of the Network of Southern Think Tanks (NeST) was established earlier this year, as part of a wider initiative to generate and share knowledge on South-South approaches to international development co-operation. SAIIA is proud to have co-hosted with Oxfam the first meeting of this chapter.

Poverty Reduction and Regional Integration: The role of Health Policy
prariSAIIA is pleased to announce that two new staff members have joined the Institute as part of a new project focusing on the links between heath and poverty in Southern Africa.

WTO Project: Restoring Multilateral Trade Co-operation
wtoA new project, coordinated by SAIIA, is exploring how multilateral trade negotiations can be revitalised to overcome both existing and emerging challenges.

SADC Business Barriers
sadc bbMultiple barriers to doing business in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region have previously been identified in numerous surveys and indices. However, little has been done to date to address these barriers. This is mainly due to a lack of understanding as to how practical solutions could be found to overcome these constraints.

Value Chains in Southern Africa
valuechains Over the past decades world trade has been increasingly characterised by the fracturing of manufacturing and production processes, with different goods and services provided in different geographical locations, ultimately forming part of a single commodity. This global phenomenon, referred to as global value chains, has spawned significant research.

bricsguide The GEGAfrica project, in association with the South African Institute of International Affairs and CUTS International have created a BRICS Guide, called "The BRICS and the New World Order: A Beginner's Guide".

G20 and Africa Monitor
g20mon Global economic governance has become more complex over the past twenty years. As new issues and actors have emerged, global economic governance directly affects a broad range of state and non-state actors, many of whom were previously only indirectly affected by these matters.

Collection: Benchmarking Foreign Direct Investment in Southern Africa
fdiForeign direct investment (FDI) has been a hot topic in South Africa, following the government's unilateral cancellation of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) with the European Union and the release of the draft Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill. But what is FDI, and why is it important? What are the other issues at play in the region when it comes to investment?