OECD Investment Investment policies in south africa Reviews The Initiative works with African countries to strengthen their business climate by undertaking comprehensive reviews of investment policy with a view to enacting policy reforms which attract more and better investment. Investment in Africa’s agriculture Many African countries are attractive destinations for agricultural investment.

The Initiative supports efforts by African governments to strengthen their capacities to design policies that will enhance the development returns of more and better investment in the sector. In this context, Burkina Faso undertook a sector review of their agricultural policies based on the Policy Framework for Investment in Agriculture. This review was designed to assist the government in developing an integrated policy framework to benefit from investment in agriculture. Initiative is developing a policy framework for assessing West African countries’ policies to promote responsible business conduct along agricultural supply chains.

This project focused on how development aid can catalyse investment. A report released in May 2012 analyses how aid can leverage private investment in Africa’s infrastructure sectors. This report was developed in partnership with the Development Assistance Committee. See also Policy impediments to infrastructure investment in Southern Africa. Investment policy in Southern Africa The unlocking investment potential in Southern Africa project supports Southern African governments to identify and implement concrete policy reforms that strengthen the investment climate. Working with SADC member states, the Initiative is developing the SADC Regional Investment Policy Framework which aims to facilitate regional co-ordination and exploit economies of scale in improving investment frameworks and policies. The framework is due to be finalised in Q4 2015.

Towards this end the Government of Tunisia is working with the OECD to operationalise the country’s forthcoming PPP law, designed to promote transparency, efficiency and effectiveness of public spending, and to help the government of Tunisia meet its public policy objectives. UN-OECD-NEPAD policy briefs on Africa These policy briefs provide an overview of key economic and development issues affecting Africa. NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative for African policymakers and their development partners. This study recommends further diversification of African economies to reduce reliance on natural resource revenues and encourage sustainable growth in other strategic sectors such as agriculture, tourism and telecommunications.

It presents case studies of 5 African countries – Angola, Benin, Kenya, South Africa and Tunisia. Reforms of education, training and human resource development are integral parts of a market economy. South Africa has made progress in all these areas since reform began in 1994. The challenge for the national and provincial departments of education has been to promote and support changes that meet the needs of both the new economy and society and the interests of all young people and adults, in the face of a shortage of financial and human resources. Reviews of National Policies for Education: South Africa covers the entire system of education, from pre-school to tertiary education and lifelong learning, and analyses it in terms of its economic, social and political impact.

This review is based on co-operation between the OECD and non-member economies around the world. It is particularly interesting for those involved in educational policy, as well as for professionals directly working in the education system of South Africa. Education reform has been a priority in South Africa since the establishment of the Government of National Unity in 1994 and has played a key role in redressing the injustices of Apartheid. Impressive progress has been made in education legislation, policy development, curriculum reform and the implementation of new ways of delivering education, but many challenges remain in many areas, such as student outcomes and labour market relevance. Against the background report prepared by the South African authorities and information supplied in meetings in the course of site visits, the examiners’ report gives an analysis of the education sector within the economic, social and political context of South Africa. This review of education policy was undertaken within the framework of the programme of work of the OECD Directorate for Education’s Global Relations Strategy.

The financing for the review was provided by the Government of South Africa, with an additional grant from the Flemish Community of Belgium. In-kind support was also provided by the European Training Foundation. Subscribers and readers at subscribing institutions can access the online edition via SourceOECD, our online library. Access by password for accredited journalists . With 189 member countries, staff from more 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. The World Bank Group works in every major area of development. We provide a wide array of financial products and technical assistance, and we help countries share and apply innovative knowledge and solutions to the challenges they face.

We face big challenges to help the world’s poorest people and ensure that everyone sees benefits from economic growth. Data and research help us understand these challenges and set priorities, share knowledge of what works, and measure progress. Makhtar Diop, Yuan Li, Li Yong, H. The commodities boom may be over, but sub-Saharan Africa is still experiencing growth, a remarkable fact considering that the continent is a net exporter of primary commodities.

Despite considerable external challenges, African countries are now seeking to demonstrate that they can weather the end of the commodity super-cycle and achieve more sustainable and inclusive growth by diversifying their economies, boosting productivity and adopting policies that aid the poor. North America — as investors are looking beyond the more established markets of South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya. Increased investment and industrialization will help to unlock the potential for job creation and poverty reduction in African countries. 60 billion, five times its 2000 level. 5 billion in 2013, and nearly all African countries are benefiting from China’s participation today. In Ethiopia, total FDI inflows in 2013 accounted for 2 percent of GDP.