Medium-term expenditure frameworks can be useful only when they are based on comprehensive medium-term development plans.
New technologies and supermarket supplier development programmes can help integrate small agro businesses into local and global value chains.
Policy changes that forced government departments to buy locally produced vehicles would be good for the economy.
There is a need to be alive to tensions between short- and long-term objectives, as well as the assumptions we hold around what we consider to be “better” and how to achieve it.
Public participation increased the quality and quantity of some public services, though not in all sectors, and some services were affected more than others.
South Africa's economic recovery plan must focus on at least three areas: protecting vulnerable populations, supporting the vulnerable sectors and external trade diversification.
Young people typically see farming playing some role in their future as they prefer to remain in their rural homes, although few respondents want only to farm.
Ghana has a long institutional history that's shaped the practices which create dangerous buildings.
Labour migrants from other provinces into Gauteng and the Western Cape are more likely to be employed than the two provinces' permanent residents.
Creating a space where people feel safe to voice opinions, make mistakes and risk ridicule when offering an idea can have a significant effect on teams.
A waiver on some intellectual property rules at the WTO for COVID-19 vaccines would ensure more equitable access, but wouldn't solve all the problems facing developing countries.
The creation of resources that are shared, accessible, and collectively owned and managed by communities has become a way for social entrepreneurs to contribute to community development.
As African economies recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, governments should explore technologies like global positioning systems and blockchain for use in the registration of land rights.
The experiences of some job-seekers who are also running businesses might suggest solutions to high unemployment.
Scientists and policymakers need to be more humble in their claims of what they know.
Major challenges in the youth empowerment policy implementation mean that young people don’t benefit from start-up funding.
Some caregivers reported seeing improvements in their children's schoolwork and behaviour at school.
Companies can't verify that their source didn't involve artisanal mining. A discussion over responsible sourcing strategies and practices is needed.
The sub-region's approach to free trade agreements, whether in the form of economic partnerships with the EU or regional and continental integration needs a rethink.
Food security in Tigray was becoming critical even before the current armed conflict.
Most people who received some money experienced less hunger, sickness and depression, both before and after Kenya imposed restrictions in the pandemic.
Remote work has enabled us to have a new-found appreciation for the acquisition of skills and allowed us to witness manifestations of our shared values in a more transparent way.
Metropolitan municipalities are best placed to administer operating subsidies for minibus taxis.
South Africa's National Treasury now proposes to reduce salaries. On the face of it this seems sensible. But the fundamental issue is the structure of the public service.
South Africa has come short of its digital ambitions, but it can catch up by ensuring access to high speed broadband, and support for domestic digital firms and entrepreneurs.