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OECD Economic Surveys: South Africa 2008
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  15 Jul 2008
Pages: 141 , Language: English
Version: E-book (PDF Format)
ISBN: 9789264046931 , OECD Code: 102008151E1
Price:   €36 | $50 | £32 | ¥4600 | MXN640
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Other languages:  French (Available)
Superseded by: OECD Economic Surveys: South Africa 2013 - (Available)
Other Versions:  Print - Paperback
Subscription:  OECD Economic Surveys (Available)
Policy brief:  French, English

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Frequency: Irregular   Tables: Charts: 65  Electronic format: Acrobat PDF

OECD's first review of South Africa's economy. After a general overview of recent economic developments and programmes, this survey examines key challenges including reforming goods and services markets and realising South Africa's employment potential. This publication includes StatLinks, URLs linking to Excel® spreadsheet versions of tables and graphs.

Table of contents:

Executive Summary
Chapter 1. Achieving Accelerated and Shared Growth for South Africa

-The Origins of AsgiSA (Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa)
-The AsgiSA Constraints and Interventions
-How AsgiSA Could be Strengthened to Improve the Chances of Meeting the Government's Key Goals
-Annex 1.A1. Black Economic Empowerment
Chapter 2. Reforming Goods and Services Markets in South Africa
-The Role of Competition in Enhancing Productivity
-An Assessment of Product Market Regulation in South Africa
-The Role of Institutional and Regulatory Reform in Enhancing Competition
-Annex 2.A1. Concentration Indicators
-Annex 2.A2. Product-Market Regulation in South Africa
-Annex 2.A3. Network Industries: Structure and Regulatory Framework
Chapter 3. Realising South Africa's Employment Potential
-Diagnosing Unemployment in South Africa
-Labour Market Performance
-Reasons for the Inability to Absorb the Increase in Labour Supply
-Policies to Tackle Unemployment
Annex 3.A1. The Assessment of EPL in South Africa
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