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Evaluating Minister Mboweni’s Recovery Plan

Interview evaluating Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni's economic strategy to boost South Africa’s economy. The interview evaluates whether what is really needed to get South Africa’s economy back on track and whether the ANC’s economic policies are...

Political Economy Review: Rwanda’s Development Miracle

Interview reflecting on the economic and development achievements of Rwanda from the devastating genocide of 1994 to where the country is now. The interview examines the veracity of data on the economic and development achievements after the...

Political Economy Review: Zimbabwe’s Economic Crisis

Interview reflecting on the impact of sanctions on the Zimbabwean economy and whether the projected growth rate of 3.1% in 2019 is likely to be achieved. The interview examines the impact of the ban on the multi-currency and the reintroduction of...

GDP Growth and Public Finance in Nigeria: FY2019/20

The Nigerian economy is dependent on oil because they constituted 80.3% of total export earnings in 2018 (2015-2016: 78.4%), which makes the economy susceptible to external shocks such as international oil prices. Following the collapse in...

GDP Growth and Public Finance in Ethiopia: FY2019/20

Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in Ethiopia is projected to have declined to 8.5% in 2018/19 from an average of 8.8% from 2015/16 to 2017/18. Although the medium-term outlook remains strong, real GDP is projected to continue declining. The...

GDP Growth and Public Finance in Zambia: FY2019/20

Zambia’s economy has been recovering due to improvements in copper prices and expansion of copper mining production. The Zambian mining industry went through a recession because of fluctuations in world commodity prices towards the end of 2014...

GDP Growth and Public Finance in Tanzania: FY2019/20

Tanzania’s real GDP growth is projected to have declined slightly from the annual average of 6.3% from 2015/16 to 2017/18, to 6.2% in 2018/19. In spite of this slight decline in real GDP growth, Tanzania remains amongst the fastest growing SADC...

GDP Growth and Public Finance in South Africa: FY2019/20

The South African economy has faced declining real GDP growth mainly due to high unemployment and inequality which result in subdued aggregate demand, thereby disincentivising private investment and undermining growth. Real GDP has declined from 1...

GDP Growth and Public Finance in Seychelles: FY2019/20

The Seychelles are renowned for their natural splendour and vibrant cultures. But the economy has started to slow down, as can be seen by the real GDP growth rate, which has started declining since 2018. However, real GDP had increased from 4.9% in...

GDP Growth and Public Finance in Namibia: FY2019/20

Since independence in 1990, Namibia has become a growing economy which is driven by mining and fish processing. Furthermore, exports in fish products, zinc, uranium and diamonds products have grown strongly. Namibia has faced declining economic...

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