MPIA-20452 CGE-microsimulation analysis of government infrastructure investment and interventions in South African rural economy: focus on rural economic development, food security, poverty and gender

Abstract

South Africa is one of the top economic giants of Africa, but its levels of unemployment, poverty and inequality remain persistently high. In addition, agricultural sector growth is believed to contribute relatively more to poverty reduction than growth in other sectors of the economy, yet agriculture does not seem to get the focus it deserves in South Africa. If poverty reduction is to be achieved in South Africa, then the Government needs to put in place pro-poor and gender-sensitive interventions so that the females are not left behind. This is because poverty levels are high among women than men in South Africa. This study aims to assess the economywide and distribution impacts of government infrastructure investment and interventions on the rural economy, focusing understanding if this yields differential impacts for rural and urban people and for male and female workers and households.


Members

Project leader: Vandudzai Mbanda

Project researchers: Sinqobile Ncube | Sifiso Ntombela | Leone Walters | Nthabiseng Fortunate Rakgotho | Bokang Vumbukani-Lepolesa

Scientific mentors: Olivier Beaumais

Policy outreach mentors: Stephen Wainaina


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Proposal

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