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  • The possible institutional trinity in South Africa's monetary policy
           decision-making : a proposal
    • Authors: Sephooko Motelle; Sephooko Motelle
      Abstract: Over the years central banks worldwide have increasingly recognised the importance of attaining and maintaining price stability. Consequently, several countries, starting with New Zealand in 1989, embraced formal inflation targeting (IT) as a framework for conducting monetary policy (McCallun, 1998). IT is mainly characterised by four elements. First, there must be a vivid commitment, usually by legislation, stipulating that price stability is the main goal of monetary policy. Second, the numerical range or specific number is announced. Third, IT is a relatively more transparent monetary policy strategy which facilitates communication with the markets about the objectives, and decisions of the central bank. Finally, it also allows for more credible and accountable central banks (Mishkin, 2004). South African Reserve Bank (SARB) adopted this monetary policy framework in 2000. Thereafter, the monetary policy committee (MPC) was constituted in order to take decisions on the appropriate monetary policy stance. This essay attempts to investigate the composition of the MPC and its effect on monetary policy decision-making in SA.
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Empowering rural communities through wealth creation : the experience of
           the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in Southern Africa
    • Authors: Fadel Ndiame
      Abstract: This paper describes the approach used by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) to build the capacity of rural communities in Southern Africa to develop healthy and viable livelihoods. It emphasizes the Foundation's approach to wealth creation in rural areas, centered on the beneficiation and commercialization of agricultural commodities, arts and craft products, eco-tourism and other economic drivers at the disposal of entrepreneurs and rural communities in Southern Africa.
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Credibility in monetary policy and dollarization in Sub-Sahara Africa
    • Authors: Smile Dube
      Abstract: It has been 52 years since Ghana obtained independence from Britain and 16 years since Namibia became the last country to gain independence from South Africa. With minor exceptions, the post-independence experience for most Africans with limited human capital plus those living in rural areas have been a slow but certain collapse in the standard of living relative to the immediate period before independence. There are various explanations for economic stagnation in Sub-Saharan Africa ranging from external factors (mainly colonialism and other conspiracies) and internal factors (persistent poor macroeconomic mismanagement and lack of independent institutions, to name a few) or a combination of the external and internal factors. This note focuses on the internal factors that contributed to the undermining of credibility of central bank monetary policy and fiscal policy in general. Zimbabwe is used as a reference case although the main factors that contribute to inflation are present in many African countries with South Africa, Botswana, Rwanda, and Ghana as exceptions.
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The global economic crisis, Africa's social sectors, and an agenda for
           long-term growth on the continent
    • Authors: Jerome Afeikhena; Oluyele Akinkugbe
      Abstract: The impact - economic, social, financial and so on - of the world financial crisis of late 2008 to 2009 on African economies has been the subject of much debate in academic, business and popular circles in the last one year or so (see, for example, ODI, 2009; Taylor, 2009; Arieff et al, 2010; and African Development Bank, 2009a, b, c; World Bank 2010c). At the onset, the widely held view was that the impact on African countries would be minimal because of the limited integration of African economies into the global value chain. But this turned out to be untrue as the continent was hard hit by the crisis. However, the biggest threat to Africa was not the credit crisis itself given the continent's limited exposure to structured financial products and low levels of financial integration, but its secondary effects through loss of export earnings (both manufactured exports and commodities), net outward flow of capital, loss of services earnings (e.g. tourism and migrants' remittances), and reduced aid and other development assistance flows, (AfDBb, c; World Bank 2010c).
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Capacity value for development finance
    • Authors: Nicholas Biekpe
      Abstract: The current financial crisis has exposed major weaknesses in our understanding of how the elements that drive global finance operate. Over several decades, research and training in finance has concentrated largely on capital markets development, corporate finance and investments at the secondary level. Little attention has, therefore, been paid to financial research and training that addresses issues impacting on development at the developmental level. There are currently thousands of development finance related institutions dotted around the world with more than 800 in Africa alone.
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Democracy in Africa
    • Authors: Thorvaldur Gylfason
      Abstract: Based on statistical measures of different degrees of democracy vs. autocracy, this article briefly reviews the progress of democracy around the world during the past 212 years and places democratic developments in Africa since 1960 in that context, stressing the beneficial effects of political democracy on economic growth.
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Public-private partnership for infrastructure investment and service
           delivery in developing countries : the case of SADC
    • Authors: Andreas Antoniou
      Abstract: The Commonwealth Secretariat and the South African Development Community's (SADC) Development Finance Resource Centre (DFRC) jointly organised an expert led workshop to discuss issues related to promoting Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) for infrastructure investment and service delivery in the SADC region. This article summarises both those points of clear consensus, and those on which the debate is continuing.
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Firm characteristics and capital structure of firms listed on Nairobi
           Securities Exchange, Kenya
    • Authors: Nobert Musina; Consolata Ngala Damianus Okaka
      Abstract: This study used explanatory research design where all non-financial firms listed on NSE for the period 2007-2012 were purposively selected. Multivariate regressions analysis was used to assess the relative importance of firm, industry and country level factors on capital structure. The results show that firm characteristics significantly influence capital structure and account for 9.9% of variations in total debt ratios highlighting the fact that the use of total debt among non-financial firms are generally low. However, industry level factor account for the greatest variations in debt ratios. The study recommends that in order for non-financial firms to increase their level of debt capital, they should invest more of their resources on non-current assets that can be pledged as collateral for debt capital.
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • A pedagogical note on the poor economic growth in Africa
    • Authors: S.I. Motelle
      Abstract: Political stability is a necessary condition for economic growth. The best indicator for political stability is not tenure of office for the head of state because inasmuch as both Asian and most African countries enjoyed long office tenures of rulers, the difference lies with the policy orientation of the Governments.
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Editor's note
    • Abstract: The first article by Musina, Ngala and Okaka examines the relative effect of firm, industry and country level on capital structure of listed non-financial firms on the Nairobi Stock Exchange from 2007 ton 2012. From the results of the multivariate regression analysis, the authors conclude that industry level factors account for greater variations in debt ratios. The authors recommend for more investments in non-current assets to act as collateral for debt capital.
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • AGI's eye on SMME Development in Africa : editorial
    • Authors: Nicholas Biekpe
      Abstract: The Small Micro and Medium Enterprises (SMMEs) sector plays a key role in Africa's economic development. It is estimated that the sector provides more than 90% of employment and over 60% of GDP. Despite the significance of the sector, very little attention is paid to SMME development in the continent. The sector is over-taxed and over-regulated. In most African countries, over 70% of the tax revenue comes from SMMEs. Despite this, African SMMEs continue to perform reasonable well in job creation and profitability.
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Birth of the Chartered Institute of Development Finance : editorial
    • Authors: Nicholas Biekpe
      Abstract: On November 7, 2013, the Chartered Institute of Development Finance (CIDEF) was launched at the Global Development Finance Conference at the President Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. The launch of this historical Institute marked the beginning of an important milestone that witnessed the emergence of a global institution dedicated to promoting research and training in development finance.
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Dynamics of a dual economy : editor's letter
    • Authors: Nicholas Biekpe
      Abstract: During his 2003 State of the Nation address, President Mbeki acknowledged that South Africa is a 'dual economy'. The President presented a picture of the First and the Second Economies as a double storey house.
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Conference on Innovative Finance for Africa's Development : editor's
           letter
    • Authors: Nicholas Biekpe
      Abstract: The African Finance Journal (an academic publication of Africagrowth Institute) in association with several African and non-African academic institutions hosted the 5th African Finance Journal Conference at the Lagoon Beach Hotel in Cape Town (South Africa). The conference took place on the 10th and 11th of July 2008. The event was well attended with participants from several African and non-African countries. This year's conference theme was "Innovative Finance for Africa's Development".
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Development finance for Africa's development
    • Authors: Nicholas Biekpe
      Abstract: The current financial crisis has demonstrated the urgent need for researchers working on Africa to work together to develop financial models that will help support the continent growth. As President Obama said during his visit to Ghana,"... Africa does not need strongmen, it needs strong institutions ... ". To develop strong institutions in the economic and financial sectors will require credible research.
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Dreaming the African Dream
    • Authors: Nicholas Biekpe
      Abstract: On the 6th of March 1957, Ghana's first President - Dr Kwame Nkrumah - declared that "the Independence of Ghana is meaningless unless it is linked up to the total liberation of Africa". More than fifty years since the declaration, a complete political independence of Africa has been achieved. South Africa, in 1994, was the last African country to "gain independence". How about economic independence of Africa? How economically independent is Africa today? Again, Nkrumah was once quoted as saying that "Africa is a paradox which illustrates and highlights neo-colonialism. Her earth is rich, yet the products that come from above and below the soil continue to enrich, not Africans predominantly, but groups and individuals who operate to Africa's impoverishment ". How relevant is this statement in today's Africa? The European imperialists have long since left the continent. Africa is now governed by Africans and the products that come from above and below the soil of Africa are controlled by Africans yet fifty years down the line the continent still cannot find a sustainable formula that can help it attain economic freedom.
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Rwanda's institutional framework for economic growth and development : a
           success story?
    • Authors: Nana A. Boateng
      Abstract: Rwanda is a relatively small landlocked country, bordering Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Uganda. In 1994, underlying tribal tensions between the Hutu / Tutsi majority / minority culminated in a violent genocide that resulted in the killing of about a million people within 3 months and an extensive destruction of political, economic and social institutions.
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Infrastructure financing in sub-Saharan Africa : options and issues
    • Authors: Odongo Kodongo
      Abstract: The benefits of infrastructure development to an economy, especially in its early stages of development, are immense. Broadly speaking, infrastructure provides services that form a part of residents' consumption bundles and augments capital and labor as an input into the production process (Ayogu, 2007); it drives societal progress by promoting human development and betters quality of life through improved productivity and sustainable economic growth (Sanchez-Robles, 1998; Egert, Kozluk, and Sutherland, 2009). More specifically, infrastructure enhances trade and commerce, encourages cultural exchanges that can promote national integration and reduce conflict, and eases labor mobility (Mbaku, 2013). Research and policy analysis also point to the important role infrastructure provision might play in the alleviation of poverty and inequality (Ndulu, 2006; World Bank, 2006).
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Interview with Chris Meyiwa
    • Abstract: Interview with Chris Meyiwa, enterprise development manager, South African Breweries (SAB)
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Beyond the curse : policies to harness the power of natural resources
    • Authors: Rabah Arezki; Amadou Sy Thorvaldur Gylfason
      Abstract: Resource rich countries need to look beyond the so-called resource curse and put into action innovative policies and institutions to confront their many challenges and reap the benefits of widely shared natural resource wealth. There is a broad consensus in academic and policy circles that the presence of natural resources poses a number of potential challenges in resource rich countries:
      A loss of competitiveness in potentially dynamic, non-natural resource sectors leading to a narrowing of the production base,
      Excessive government reliance on revenues derived from commodities and export earnings,
      Too much macroeconomic and financial volatility, and
      Rent-seeking behavior that can undermine governance and exacerbate the difficulty of building robust, growth-enabling institutions.Our recent edited book (Arezki, Gylfason and Sy, 2012) assembles contributions from several authors discussing the fiscal, monetary and exchange rate policy options confronting resource rich countries, savings policies, suitable institutional arrangements to safeguard the economy against volatility, economic as well as political diversification, and institution building.
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Social venture capital and its contribution to economic growth
    • Authors: Malcolm Boyd
      Abstract: Social Enterprise Development is a relatively new concept in South Africa, with a wider range and larger group of beneficiaries to be serviced. However, some social ventures and more particularly Social Entrepreneurs have been running successful organisations over many years and certainly have lessons to share with similar ventures.
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Restoring state, market and society from bottom up
    • Authors: Jairo Morales-Nieto
      Abstract: This essay outlines the essentials of a methodological approach aimed at supporting the erection of a modern state based on solid democratic roots and foundations starting from the lower-end of the social structure.
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Indo-Africa partnership and development
    • Authors: Ravinder Rena
      Abstract: India is the largest democratic country in the world and emerging Giant which has established important trading ties with many continents of the World particularly with the African continent for its energy supplies and other raw materials. Africa's is rich in natural resources and second biggest continent in the world and of course its major challenge is to compete in the global economy. The economic strength depends on command over natural resources and quality of the labour force. Unfortunately, Africa has been lagging behind in its human capital and development where India is much ahead of. India has offered its fullest cooperation to harness the great potential of the African people for the cause of Africa's progress and development.
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Half a decade of credit reference bureaus activities in Ghana : a
           reflection
    • Authors: Baah Kusi; Elikplimi Agbloyor, Vera Fiador Kofi Osei
      Abstract: The study explores bank performance before and after Credit Reference Bureaus (CRB) introduction in Ghana. Using trend analyses, it is observed that patronage of CRB products increased immensely after CRB introduction. Again, it is observed that bank performance indicators (credit risk and profitability) improved after the introduction of CRBs. Consistent with earlier studies, this study partly trace the improvement in these bank performance indicators to the introduction of CRBs. Given the effect of CRB, it is recommended that banks patronize CRB products while government enact policies that deepen patronage and publicity of CRBs in Ghana to ensure financial stability.
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Sovereign wealth funds and oil discovery : lessons for Ghana, an emerging
           oil exporter
    • Authors: Paul Alagidede; Albert Akpoza
      Abstract: On Dec 15 2010, Ghana officially became an oil exporting nation. The antecedents to this however started much earlier, culminating in the discovery of crude oil in commercial quantities off Cape Three Point in July 2007. It is estimated that Ghana will become the seventh largest oil producer in Africa, with initial deposits of around 3 billion barrels. About 60,000 barrels of oil was estimated to be exported per day in 2010, 120,000 barrels a day from 2011, fetching the country $836 million annually and over $20 billion over the production period 2012-2030 (see Obeng-Odoom, 2009). The oil find has raised expectations and hopes of a 'better Ghana' where jobs would be created and the state of the economy improved for all and sundry. However, this depends to a very large extent on whether Ghana is able to avoid the natural resource curse typified by bad management and corruption, exchange rate volatility and crowding out of private investments. In this article, we propose sovereign wealth funds as one channel of managing the incoming oil revenues. We argue that, properly run and regulated, an oil fund, Economic Stability Account for Ghana (ESAG), will serve as a buffer in stormy times, generate returns for the repair of non-existent and run down infrastructure, provide liquidity to lubricate the wheels of the financial system when lending channels dry up and deepen investor confidence in the maintenance of the Ghanaian economy.
      PubDate: 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
 
 
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