Author: Gene Tidrick
Publisher: World Bank Publicatio
Keywords: evaluation, operations, study, assistance, bank, world, china
Number of Pages: 155
Published: 2005-04-01
ISBN-10: 0821359762
ISBN-13: 9780821359761

In the past quarter century, China has had one of the highest rates of sustained economic growth and poverty reduction in the world. But challenges of inequality and environmental degradation have emerged in the last decade or so, and the unfinished reform agenda poses fiscal, financial, and social risks. Because of its long-term involvement in China, the World Bank has had a substantial cumulative impact in many areas. This book evaluates the relevance and effectiveness of Bank assistance to China since the early 1990s. The author finds that the Bank has made important contributions to econo

Author: Dirk Ernst van Seventer
Publisher: HSRC Press
Keywords: exports, african, south, skills, employment
Number of Pages: 36
Published: 2006-01-02
ISBN-10: 0796921067
ISBN-13: 9780796921062

Promoting exports is often an important option for small open economies like South Africa. It was certainly thought that trade would contribute to job creation. Yet there has been concern that trade has encouraged greater capital intensity. This paper compares labour absorbtion that arises from trade and from the domestic market. It takes this further to consider employment created by export destination. A fuller understanding of employment implications is made possible by using social accounting matrix to take into account both direct and indirect employment. This is the first in a planned se

Authors: John Daniel, Roger Southall, Jessica Lutchman
Publisher: HSRC Press
Keywords: africa, south, nation, state
Number of Pages: 648
Published: 2005-01-02
ISBN-10: 0796920869
ISBN-13: 9780796920867

Authors: Stephen J. Carroll, Cathy Krop, Jeremy Arkes, Pet
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: california
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 0833037161
ISBN-13: 9780833037169


Authors: Johann Mouton, Johan Muller, Peter Franks, Themba So
Publisher: HSRC Press
Keywords: sciences, research, human, african, method, south, theory
Number of Pages: 342
Published: 1998-01-02
ISBN-10: 0796918643
ISBN-13: 9780796918642

Author: Ingrid WoolardChris Woolard
Publisher: HSRC Press
Keywords: africa, south, inequality, earnings
Number of Pages: 44
Published: 2006-01-02
ISBN-10: 0796921733
ISBN-13: 9780796921734

It is generally accepted that the gap between the earnings of unskilled and semi-skilled workers on the one hand, and skilled and highly skilled workers, on the other, narrowed in South Africa during the 1970s and 1980s. This paper investigates whether the gap between the real earnings of highly skilled and low-skilled workers in the formal sector of the South African economy continued to narrow after this country抯 transition to democracy.Statistics South Africa’s October Household Survey and Labour Force Survey data covering the period 1995 to 2003 are analysed, and the authors also a

Authors: Simon Bekker, Martine Dodds, Meshack M. Khosa
Publisher: HSRC Press
Keywords: identities, african, shifting
Number of Pages: 196
Published: 2001-01-02
ISBN-10: 0796919860
ISBN-13: 9780796919861

Shifting African Identities is the second in a three-volume series entitled Identity? Theory, Politics, History. The series itself is a collaborative research and publishing venture involving the HSRC, the South African-based Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD), the Mayibuye Centre of the University of the Western Cape and two noted international research institutes, the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) and the Nordic Africa Institute based in Upsalla, Sweden. Volume One, which shares the name of the series, focused exclusively on the post-1994 transition in South Africa. While this sec
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