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  • AfricaGrowth Agenda: Editor's note
    • Abstract: This issue begins with an article by Raliphada and Horne which examines the social value of impact investment. By focusing on the measurement of social progress by financial intermediaries, the authors employ a qualitative case study approach to show that product cost and hybrid returns from impact investment already reflects both the social impact and quantified social value.
      PubDate: 2016-07-01T10:06:43Z
       
  • AfricaGrowth Agenda: Social value equation of impact investment : the
           financial intermediary perspective in an emerging economy
    • Authors: Raliphada; Lufuno, Horne, Renee
      Abstract: This study examined the measurement of social value of impact investment, focusing on how the financial intermediaries measure social progress. A multiple qualitative case study method utilising purposive sampling that included three of the top five commercial South African banks, one development bank, the Banking Association of South Africa, one supply-side, and one demand-side was employed. The findings developed a financial intermediary social equation model that depicts that the combined account (financial and non-financial) of impact investment consists of two main ratios: Cost (Cr) and Hybrid Returns (HYr) ratios. Both ratios posit that the cost of social impact and quantified social value are part of inclusive product costs and hybrid returns of the impact investment transaction.
      PubDate: 2016-07-01T10:06:42Z
       
  • AfricaGrowth Agenda: The determinants of stock market participation :
           evidence from individual investors in Zimbabwe
    • Authors: Sandada; Maxwell, Gumbo, McDonald
      Abstract: The participation of individual investors at the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) is very low. The reasons for the low participation rate are not well known. It is from this background that this study sought to understand the major drivers of individual participation at the stock market with a view to devising strategies that can help improve participation. Using data collected from stock broking managers, asset managers, fund/ investment managers, regulators, and investment/research analysts, the findings indicate that financial education, social interaction, awareness, transaction costs, access to internet, cognitive skills, perceptions, life satisfaction, liquidity constraints and age are significant factors explaining individual investors' stock market participation in Zimbabwe. However, gender, trust and health status are insignificant.
      PubDate: 2016-07-01T10:06:42Z
       
  • AfricaGrowth Agenda: What has variability got to do with it?
           Explaining gender achievement gaps among African primary school students
    • Authors: Zuze; Tia Linda, Reddy, Vijay
      Abstract: There has been a global increase in the number of girls studying mathematics but women still remain underrepresented in the scientific workforce. The literature is not without controversy about why there are fewer men than women choosing scientific careers. One strand of literature suggests that greater variability in the mathematical skills of boys naturally results in a higher proportion of men among high achievers. This study casts doubt on the variability hypothesis as the main reason for gender differences. We suggest that social and institutional explanations are more credible.
      PubDate: 2016-07-01T10:06:41Z
       
  • AfricaGrowth Agenda: A profile of own account workers in South Africa
    • Authors: Lalthapersad-Pillay; Pinky
      Abstract: The informal sector, which encompasses own account workers, has a stronghold in developing countries although in South Africa, its size is limited. The paper provides a snapshot of the socio-demographic and employment outcomes of own account workers in South Africa. The study finds that in 2014, South Africa had 1,2 million own account workers within the subset of 2,4 million informal sector workers. Four-fifths of own account workers were Black/African; were aged between 33-44 years; more than half were male; the majority had incomplete secondary school education and most worked in semi-skilled occupations. The Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal provinces were home to most of these workers.
      PubDate: 2016-07-01T10:06:40Z
       
  • AfricaGrowth Agenda: The economics of xenophobia : editor's letter
    • Authors: Biekpe; Nicholas
      Abstract: In May and June this year xenophobia, which has been raising its ugly head in South Africa immediately after the 1994 elections finally, violently, took centre stage. The pictures of African immigrants, horrifically, killed in xenophobic attacks were splashed across the world's media. The speed at which the xenophobic attacks took place, starting in Alexander Township, took "everyone including the government by surprise". The question is whether we, as South Africans, were surprised that a section of our communities turned on other Africans and in a number of cases killed them for nothing other than the reason that the victims were foreigners in our country.
      PubDate: 2016-04-11T06:25:05Z
       
  • AfricaGrowth Agenda: Accelerating achievement of the Millennium
           Development Goals in Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Authors: Morales-Nieto; Jairo
      Abstract: Since the adoption of the Millennium Declaration and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in September 2000 by which 189 countries - rich and poor - pledged to halve the proportion of the world's population living in poverty by 2015, impressive progress has been made in the realization of this universal commitment. The list of attainments so far is vast and diverse, comprising political, policy, financial and programmatic advances, which says much about the maturity and seriousness of the world's leaders and a number of development organizations and financial institutions, including those from the private sector, NGOs and an increasing number of philanthropic tycoons, as they face global challenges by working together behind concrete goals and targets.
      PubDate: 2016-04-11T06:25:04Z
       
  • AfricaGrowth Agenda: Oil management : Norway's example
    • Authors: Gylfason; Thorvaldur
      Abstract: Norwegian children are taught at school that Norway was Europe's most impoverished country in 1905, when the Norwegians unilaterally dissolved their royal union with Sweden and declared full independence. This is not quite true, however, because Finland and Iceland at the time were poorer still than Norway. A hundred years later, however, the five Nordic countries had formed an economic cluster sharing a similar standard of life, with Norway leading the pack.
      PubDate: 2016-04-11T06:25:03Z
       
  • AfricaGrowth Agenda: 5th African Finance Journal Conference
    • Abstract: The African Finance Journal in association with several academic institutions will host the 5th African Finance Journal Conference. The conference will take place in Cape Town, South Africa. Academics and practitioners are encouraged to submit papers for presentation at the conference. The emphasis of the conference will be on high-quality, theoretical and / or applied research focusing on issues relevant to development finance / economics research which have special relevance to Africa.
      PubDate: 2016-04-11T06:25:03Z
       
  • AfricaGrowth Agenda: Africa Agenda : key issues to meeting the Millennium
           Development Goals
    • Authors: King'ori; Muthoni
      Abstract: Poverty, disease, child mortality, illiteracy, bad governance; these are some of the ails derailing the African continent from achieving the millennium development goals (MDGs). Seven years to the set deadline for achievement of the MDGs, Africa needs not just to double but triple its efforts if it will indeed beat the 2015 deadline. Africa being host to some of the poorest countries in the world is in a unique position which has now been complicated by the rising food and fuel prices. The rising cost of the two threaten to reverse the gains made in fighting poverty as some of the world's poor cannot afford to feed themselves. So what path should Africa take as it pursues development?
      PubDate: 2016-04-11T06:25:02Z
       
  • AfricaGrowth Agenda: High crude oil prices : causes, consequences and
           implications for Africa's growth agenda
    • Authors: Michello; Franklin A., Wanorie, Tekle
      Abstract: Africans like everyone else around the world have no choice but to live with an unending regime of high oil prices that they can't just wish away. The problem of high oil prices is not unique to any country but is something the whole world is experiencing. No one, even the most powerful country like the US is immune from higher oil prices. Unfortunately, unlike past oil increases, this one is unlikely to subside, and may actually keep intensifying. While the consequences of high crude oil prices are universal and well documented, the causes are not so clear.
      PubDate: 2016-04-11T06:25:01Z
       
  • AfricaGrowth Agenda: Capacity building for entrepreneurship in Sub Saharan
           Africa - the role of business schools
    • Authors: Nyanducha; Edwin
      Abstract: Capacity building is one of those terms associated with NGO training programs that don't seem to head anywhere. Trainees are taught basic skills and some business principles etc but generally, the effort comes to naught. So you ask the question, what makes this paper any different? Read on.
      PubDate: 2016-04-11T06:25:01Z
       
  • AfricaGrowth Agenda: Africagrowth Agenda Rate Card - 2008
    • Abstract: Africagrowth Agenda Rate Card - 2008
      PubDate: 2016-04-11T06:25:00Z
       
  • AfricaGrowth Agenda: Africa SMME Conference and Awards 2008
    • Abstract: Africa SMME Conference and Awards 2008 . Theme : The Economic Power of Small Micro and Medium Enterprises : African Success Stories
      PubDate: 2016-04-11T06:25:00Z
       
  • AfricaGrowth Agenda: Bioenergy : a new investment opportunity?
    • Authors: Mosoti; Victor
      Abstract: Many factors account for the increased focus on bioenergy law and policy. These include the recent political prominence of the long-term effects of climate change and related impacts on global energy consumption and the world economy. In addition, rising oil and gas prices and the desire for energy security have driven countries to start actively looking for alternatives. Another factor is the farm sector crisis especially in developed countries, characterised by large surpluses of agricultural produce and declining global market opportunities. Hence, biofuels have been mentioned as having the potential to rescue the WTO's failed Doha Round of trade negotiations.
      PubDate: 2016-04-11T06:24:59Z
       
  • AfricaGrowth Agenda: Major export products of African countries
    • Abstract: Major exports of African countries (per country).
      PubDate: 2016-04-11T06:24:58Z
       
  • AfricaGrowth Agenda: Are exporting firms really productive? Evidence
           from Ghana
    • Authors: Adjasi; Charles K.D.
      Abstract: The relationship between exports and output growth and productivity has been an issue of great economic concern. More importantly, the relationship that is purported to exist between exports and economic growth has further necessitated the shift in trade policy towards export expansion. Against this backdrop most developing countries including sub-Saharan Africa have adopted outward orientation as part of the widely embarked upon policy of SAP (Structural Adjustment Programme). Studies in Ghana (Baah-Nuakoh et. al. 1996; Jebuni et. al. 1992) on the export sector have revealed enthusiasm in the sector and shown tremendous growth in exporting activities.
      PubDate: 2016-04-11T06:24:58Z
       
  • AfricaGrowth Agenda: The rise, fall and rise of the Black Star
    • Authors: Biekpe; Nicholas
      Abstract: After gaining independence in 1957, both Ghana and Malaysia embarked on paths of economic development and prosperity for their people. In 1957, Ghana and Malaysia were on an economic par - equally poor and equally dependent on the export of raw materials. More than fifty years down the line, Malaysia is almost at the status of a developed country and a classical success story of one of East Asia's tiger economies. Ghana, on the other hand, has gone through a rise, a fall and is currently going through a rise in its economic and political fortunes.
      PubDate: 2016-04-07T07:01:34Z
       
  • AfricaGrowth Agenda: South African international relations and the
           emergence of China : is development at all costs the answer?
    • Authors: Bohler-Muller; Narnia
      Abstract: In December 2010 China invited South Africa to join BRIC. The creation of BRIC[S] is symbolic of a shift in global economic power away from the developed Group of 7 (G7) and Group of 20 (G20) (traditionally western) economies, towards the developing world and emerging economies (the global South and Asia). Political and economic analysts have pointed out that the invitation was a strategic political move rather than one based on economic facts and figures.
      PubDate: 2016-04-07T07:01:33Z
       
  • AfricaGrowth Agenda: A surge in international crude oil prices :
           implications for small southern African oil-importing countries
    • Authors: Seleteng; Monaheng
      Abstract: From the beginning of this year, international oil prices have been on the increase as depicted by Figure 1. In April 2011, the nominal price of crude oil reached a maximum of US$120.90 per barrel. Oil is one of the most important commodities in the world due to the role it plays in many economies. Apart from being used as liquid fuel for transportation, in small developing countries such as Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (LNS), it is used mainly for heating and cooking. Furthermore, oil is also used in the production processes by many firms and also in electric power generation. This article looks at the determinants of high oil prices in recent months and the implications of these high oil prices on small oil-importing countries in the Southern African region, in particular, LNS countries.
      PubDate: 2016-04-07T07:01:30Z
       
  • AfricaGrowth Agenda: The end of AGOA : implications and prospects for the
           economy of Lesotho
    • Authors: Mokoatsi; Sello
      Abstract: The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), is an act that was enacted into law by the government of the United States (US) on the 18th of May 2000 as title 1 of the Trade and Development Act of 2000. This Act allows duty and quota free entry of exports of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa into the US market. Thus, it uses trade as a development aid to African countries. Nevertheless, not all sub-Saharan African countries are eligible. The eligibility criterion sets out that a country must first qualify under the general systems of preferences (GSP). In addition, they should be seen to have established or are striving towards the following: establishing market-based economies, practice of the rule of law and political pluralism, elimination of barriers to US trade and investment, adoption of policies that target reduction of poverty and increasing availability of health care and educational opportunities for their inhabitants. AGOA I spanned 2000 to 2008 and was extended through AGOA II and III to run until 2015. This article examines the performance of Lesotho's export sector during the era of AGOA and highlights possible policy implications given its impending end.
      PubDate: 2016-04-07T07:01:30Z
       
  • AfricaGrowth Agenda: Financing the national health insurance scheme in
           Ghana : is the one-time insurance premium the answer?
    • Authors: Andoh; Charles
      Abstract: From the individual perspective, health care costs in Ghana may be decreasing due to the introduction of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The government may, however, be experiencing increasing health care costs. This increase can be attributed to several factors.
      PubDate: 2016-04-07T07:01:29Z
       
  • AfricaGrowth Agenda: Are NGO's in sub-Saharan Africa promoting economic
           independence or perpetuating dependence?
    • Authors: Chiranga; Ngonidzashe
      Abstract: Sub-Saharan Africa has been experiencing a phenomenon rise in NGOs at the turn of the millennium. Some of the NGOs come to help the vulnerable groups, the orphanages. Despite the large visible presence of NGOs in Sub Saharan Africa, poverty levels continue to rise alarmingly in areas were paradoxically their presence is highly concentrated. This brings to question as to the extent to which NGOs activities are a success in long term poverty alleviation. Are NGOs merely promoting a culture of donor dependence which perpetuates poverty as it becomes difficult to break the cycle of poverty? There have been a significant proportion of aid that has been coming from official sources. Britain's Department for International Development (DflD) allocates around eight per cent of its aid budget to NGOs. The US government transfers nearly 40 per cent of its aid programme through NGOs. The scale of official funding has increased considerably over the past two decades. The British Government increased its funding of NGOs by almost 400 per cent to 68.7 million. NGOs in Australia, Finland, Norway and Sweden all saw similar increases in official funding from the early 1980s onwards. With all this money pouring in a number of NGOs have mushroomed all around Sub-Saharan but still poverty levels are worsening. The paper looks at the background on NGOs activities in Africa, the Impact of Millennium development goals in fighting poverty, the influence that major financiers play in directing funding and the Policies meant to fight poverty.
      PubDate: 2016-04-07T07:01:28Z
       
 
 
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