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Jobs Fund summative evaluation

By |17th April 2020|

INTRODUCTION

The Jobs Fund (JF) is a R9 billion fund established by the South African Government in 2011. The Fund aims to catalyse innovation in job creation through structured partnerships with the private and public sectors, as well as NPOs by awarding once-off grants to organisations through a competitive process. According to the Parliamentary Monitoring Group, […]

South Africa Business Climate Survey 2014 – Challenges Remain, but Potential Exists

By |27th July 2015|

Imani Development, together with our colleagues from Tutwa Consulting, administered the 2014 Business Climate Survey on behalf of the EU-SA Business Links (a precursor to the newly launched EU Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Africa). The full report can be downloaded here.
The survey concentrated on the opinions of EU companies on the investment […]

Tripartite Summit Paves the Way for the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement

By |18th June 2015|

The Tripartite Summit, involving Heads of State and Governments from 26 African countries that took place in Egypt between 7 and 10 June 2015, set the stage to launch the COMESA, EAC and SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA). This is in line with the agreement reached by the Tripartite Sectoral Committee of Ministers meeting in Burundi […]

Transport and Physical Infrastructure

By |10th February 2015|

Imani specialises in transport and infrastructure as key pillars of development. In developing countries, the lack of efficient and effective transportation and infrastructure, combined with bureaucratic regulatory impediments, is adversely affecting economic development by raising transport costs as well as causing significant delays which, in turn, hamper effective supply-chain management. Investment in these areas is […]

Ethical and Fair Trade Development

By |1st October 2014|

Imani’s strategic intent is to work with marginalised producers and workers in poor countries in order to help them move from a position of vulnerability to security and economic self-sufficiency. Imani engages at all stages and levels of the process – from informing policy development in Europe to working with Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) […]

Economic Policy and Local Economic Development

By |26th January 2015|

Simply negotiating good trade policies is not enough to secure equitable and sustained economic growth. There is also a clear need for the implementation of a whole set of related macroeconomic policies and support for the private sector. The limited success of structural adjustment programmes has also highlighted this need. Providing such policies and support […]