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Tuesday, 25 August 2015 14:22

SAIIA Twinterview: Integrating for African Growth

By SAIIA
We are pleased to continue our new series of interviews on Twitter (or 'Twinterviews') with authors from SAIIA's peer-reviewed journal, the South African Journal of International Affairs. In the second of the series, Journal Editor Martha Bridgman will interview Dr Lyal White about his article on the importance of regional economic integration in Africa.
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 11:43

Fracking in South Africa: Good or Bad?

By SAIIA
SAIIA Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a public seminar to be addressed by Mr Saliem Fakir, World Wide Fund for Nature, on 'Fracking in South Africa: Good or Bad, To a better understanding of the economics behind South Africa's energy choices.'
Much excellent policy research undertaken by African think tanks does not reach a wider continental and global audience because of capacity constraints regarding electronic dissemination of the work. As a result, the African voice on key African issues such as economic development, peace and security, migration, governance, and food security is often not heard.
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 10:26

SAIIA Interschools Quiz 2015

By SAIIA
The Annual SAIIA Interschools Quiz will take place on 19 August at Bishops Diocesan College, with 46 schools representing a broad socio-economic and geographic range aking part. All are welcome to attend and support the teams competing.
Research Associate

Thursday, 23 July 2015 00:00

A Good Governance Driver: Is the African Peer Review Mechanism Up to It?

By Terence Corrigan and Yarik Turianskyi
SAIIA Policy Briefing 140, July 2015
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 09:24

The SAIIA-KAS Scholarship: Interview with Mark Schoeman

By SAIIA
In the run up to the Annual SAIIA-KAS Careers Evening on 12 August 2015, we interviewed a former SAIIA-KAS intern, Mark Schoeman. Mark was an intern with the economic diplomacy team at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) in 2014, and is now a full-time researcher at SAIIA.
During state visits to Kazakhstan and Indonesia in later 2013, President Xi Jinping outlined China’s vision of a ‘One Belt One Road’ – running overland from China to Eastern Europe – and a complementary Maritime Silk Road that stretches from Southeast China across the Indian Ocean to Dar es Salaam and onward around the Horn of Africa to the Mediterranean. While this vision remains under development, the engagement is intended as a multi-pronged diplomatic, economic and strategic initiative - as well as one that encourages closer cross-cultural contact – that will intensify China’s relations with Africa. Indeed this raises questions about the impact that the maritime initiative in particular will have on South Africa’s interests, given it is in the midst of developing its own maritime economy through Operation Phakisa and will assume the chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) after Indonesia which currently chairs it.  
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:57

SADC Business Barriers

Multiple 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.

To fill this gap, the SADC Secretariat and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), conducted a research and dialogue project on the most important business constraints for the SADC region. SAIIA implemented this project, which involved the following steps:

Identification of top 10 business constraints identified in the SADC region based on a sample of business and investment climate surveys over the last years

Conducting 45 firm-level case studies on specific firms operating in the SADC region that are experiencing one or several of the identified constraints

Conducting Public Private Partnerships (PPP) case studies, to explore the difficulties experienced by the private sector in SADC

Developing a second set of barriers case studies on each of the business constraints in the SADC region

Monday, 20 July 2015 10:08

Involving the private sector in financing infrastructure for development

By Lesley Wentworth and Catherine Grant Makokera
The International Conference on Financing for Development held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13-15 July 2015 brought together world leaders to assess progress on the implementation of the 2002 Monterrey Consensus and the 2008 Doha Declaration on Financing for Development. The goal of the Monterrey Consensus, endorsed at Doha, was ‘to eradicate poverty, achieve sustained economic growth and promote sustainable development as the World advances to a fully inclusive and equitable global economic system’.
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 14:22

SAIIA Twinterview: Integrating for African Growth

By SAIIA
We are pleased to continue our new series of interviews on Twitter (or 'Twinterviews') with authors from SAIIA's peer-reviewed journal, the South African Journal of International Affairs. In the second of the series, Journal Editor Martha Bridgman will interview Dr Lyal White about his article on the importance of regional economic integration in Africa.
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 11:43

Fracking in South Africa: Good or Bad?

By SAIIA
SAIIA Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a public seminar to be addressed by Mr Saliem Fakir, World Wide Fund for Nature, on 'Fracking in South Africa: Good or Bad, To a better understanding of the economics behind South Africa's energy choices.'
Much excellent policy research undertaken by African think tanks does not reach a wider continental and global audience because of capacity constraints regarding electronic dissemination of the work. As a result, the African voice on key African issues such as economic development, peace and security, migration, governance, and food security is often not heard.
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 10:26

SAIIA Interschools Quiz 2015

By SAIIA
The Annual SAIIA Interschools Quiz will take place on 19 August at Bishops Diocesan College, with 46 schools representing a broad socio-economic and geographic range aking part. All are welcome to attend and support the teams competing.
Research Associate

Thursday, 23 July 2015 00:00

A Good Governance Driver: Is the African Peer Review Mechanism Up to It?

By Terence Corrigan and Yarik Turianskyi
SAIIA Policy Briefing 140, July 2015
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 09:24

The SAIIA-KAS Scholarship: Interview with Mark Schoeman

By SAIIA
In the run up to the Annual SAIIA-KAS Careers Evening on 12 August 2015, we interviewed a former SAIIA-KAS intern, Mark Schoeman. Mark was an intern with the economic diplomacy team at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) in 2014, and is now a full-time researcher at SAIIA.
During state visits to Kazakhstan and Indonesia in later 2013, President Xi Jinping outlined China’s vision of a ‘One Belt One Road’ – running overland from China to Eastern Europe – and a complementary Maritime Silk Road that stretches from Southeast China across the Indian Ocean to Dar es Salaam and onward around the Horn of Africa to the Mediterranean. While this vision remains under development, the engagement is intended as a multi-pronged diplomatic, economic and strategic initiative - as well as one that encourages closer cross-cultural contact – that will intensify China’s relations with Africa. Indeed this raises questions about the impact that the maritime initiative in particular will have on South Africa’s interests, given it is in the midst of developing its own maritime economy through Operation Phakisa and will assume the chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) after Indonesia which currently chairs it.  
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:57

SADC Business Barriers

Multiple 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.

To fill this gap, the SADC Secretariat and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), conducted a research and dialogue project on the most important business constraints for the SADC region. SAIIA implemented this project, which involved the following steps:

Identification of top 10 business constraints identified in the SADC region based on a sample of business and investment climate surveys over the last years

Conducting 45 firm-level case studies on specific firms operating in the SADC region that are experiencing one or several of the identified constraints

Conducting Public Private Partnerships (PPP) case studies, to explore the difficulties experienced by the private sector in SADC

Developing a second set of barriers case studies on each of the business constraints in the SADC region

Monday, 20 July 2015 10:08

Involving the private sector in financing infrastructure for development

By Lesley Wentworth and Catherine Grant Makokera
The International Conference on Financing for Development held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13-15 July 2015 brought together world leaders to assess progress on the implementation of the 2002 Monterrey Consensus and the 2008 Doha Declaration on Financing for Development. The goal of the Monterrey Consensus, endorsed at Doha, was ‘to eradicate poverty, achieve sustained economic growth and promote sustainable development as the World advances to a fully inclusive and equitable global economic system’.
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 14:22

SAIIA Twinterview: Integrating for African Growth

By SAIIA
We are pleased to continue our new series of interviews on Twitter (or 'Twinterviews') with authors from SAIIA's peer-reviewed journal, the South African Journal of International Affairs. In the second of the series, Journal Editor Martha Bridgman will interview Dr Lyal White about his article on the importance of regional economic integration in Africa.
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 11:43

Fracking in South Africa: Good or Bad?

By SAIIA
SAIIA Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a public seminar to be addressed by Mr Saliem Fakir, World Wide Fund for Nature, on 'Fracking in South Africa: Good or Bad, To a better understanding of the economics behind South Africa's energy choices.'
Much excellent policy research undertaken by African think tanks does not reach a wider continental and global audience because of capacity constraints regarding electronic dissemination of the work. As a result, the African voice on key African issues such as economic development, peace and security, migration, governance, and food security is often not heard.
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 10:26

SAIIA Interschools Quiz 2015

By SAIIA
The Annual SAIIA Interschools Quiz will take place on 19 August at Bishops Diocesan College, with 46 schools representing a broad socio-economic and geographic range aking part. All are welcome to attend and support the teams competing.
Research Associate

Thursday, 23 July 2015 00:00

A Good Governance Driver: Is the African Peer Review Mechanism Up to It?

By Terence Corrigan and Yarik Turianskyi
SAIIA Policy Briefing 140, July 2015
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 09:24

The SAIIA-KAS Scholarship: Interview with Mark Schoeman

By SAIIA
In the run up to the Annual SAIIA-KAS Careers Evening on 12 August 2015, we interviewed a former SAIIA-KAS intern, Mark Schoeman. Mark was an intern with the economic diplomacy team at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) in 2014, and is now a full-time researcher at SAIIA.
During state visits to Kazakhstan and Indonesia in later 2013, President Xi Jinping outlined China’s vision of a ‘One Belt One Road’ – running overland from China to Eastern Europe – and a complementary Maritime Silk Road that stretches from Southeast China across the Indian Ocean to Dar es Salaam and onward around the Horn of Africa to the Mediterranean. While this vision remains under development, the engagement is intended as a multi-pronged diplomatic, economic and strategic initiative - as well as one that encourages closer cross-cultural contact – that will intensify China’s relations with Africa. Indeed this raises questions about the impact that the maritime initiative in particular will have on South Africa’s interests, given it is in the midst of developing its own maritime economy through Operation Phakisa and will assume the chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) after Indonesia which currently chairs it.  
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:57

SADC Business Barriers

Multiple 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.

To fill this gap, the SADC Secretariat and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), conducted a research and dialogue project on the most important business constraints for the SADC region. SAIIA implemented this project, which involved the following steps:

Identification of top 10 business constraints identified in the SADC region based on a sample of business and investment climate surveys over the last years

Conducting 45 firm-level case studies on specific firms operating in the SADC region that are experiencing one or several of the identified constraints

Conducting Public Private Partnerships (PPP) case studies, to explore the difficulties experienced by the private sector in SADC

Developing a second set of barriers case studies on each of the business constraints in the SADC region

Monday, 20 July 2015 10:08

Involving the private sector in financing infrastructure for development

By Lesley Wentworth and Catherine Grant Makokera
The International Conference on Financing for Development held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13-15 July 2015 brought together world leaders to assess progress on the implementation of the 2002 Monterrey Consensus and the 2008 Doha Declaration on Financing for Development. The goal of the Monterrey Consensus, endorsed at Doha, was ‘to eradicate poverty, achieve sustained economic growth and promote sustainable development as the World advances to a fully inclusive and equitable global economic system’.