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The cluster includes the following government departments: Communications, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Economic Development, Energy, Finance, Human Settlements, Public Enterprises, Public Works, The Presidency: National Planning Commission, Transport and Water and Environmental Affairs.

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Economic Development, Human Settlements, Social Development

2017 Public Economics Winter School online reading list

Special Projects
Published: 2017

2017 Public Economics Winter School online reading list including reading on topics and includes global perspectives, video webinar series, an overview of South Africa’s housing sector, integration and spatial transformation...

Economic Development, Human Settlements, Social Development

The Fundamentals of Urbanization Evidence base for Policy Making

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Published: 2016

This paper published by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme in 2016 titled “Fundamentals of urbanisation: Evidence base for policy making” provides authoritative data, and qualitative and quantitative information on...

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This cluster includes the following government departments: Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Communications, Economic Development, Finance, Higher Education and Training, Labour, Mineral Resources, Public Enterprises, Rural Development and Land Reform, Science and Technology, Tourism and Trade and Industry.

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VAT Lessons from European Experience

Special Projects
Published: 2016

Sijbren Cnossen presented on VAT Lessons from European experience covering requirements for a “best practice” VAT and what is wrong with the EU (and your?) VAT?

Economic Development, Finance, Policy analysis

Indirect tax

Special Projects
Published: 2016

Krige Siebrits presented on indirect taxes assessing the advantages, disadvantages and the equity implications.

Economic Development, Policy analysis, Trade & Industry

Exchange rate and growth

Special Projects
Published: 2016

Kevin Nell from the University of Johannesburg presented on the exchange rate and growth at the 2016 Public Economics Winter School

Economic Development, Policy analysis, Trade & Industry

Corporate income tax overview

Special Projects
Published: 2016

Franz Tomasek from SARS delivered a presentation providing an overview of corporate income tax in South Africa and the report on the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Action plan (BEPS)

Economic Development, Policy analysis, Trade & Industry

Taxation and behavioural changes

Special Projects
Published: 2016

Ada Jansen and Krige Siebrits delivered a presentation on taxation and behavioural changes at the 2016 Public Economics Winter School.

Economic Development, Policy analysis, Trade & Industry

Options for taxing corporate source income

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Published: 2016

Sijbren Cnossen, University of Pretoria delivered this presentation on options for taxing corporate source income at the 2016 Public Economics Winter School.

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This cluster includes the following government departments: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Home Affairs, Justice and Constitutional Development, Finance, Public Service and Administration and The Presidency: Performance Monitoring and Evaluation and Administration.

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Covid-19 Country Report Chapter 1: Introduction

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Published: 2021

This chapter provides an overview summary of the first edition of South Africa’s Covid-19 Country Report. It includes the background to the report, the rationale for undertaking the initiative, the...

This cluster includes the following government departments: Arts and Culture, Basic Education, Health, Higher Education and Training, Labour, Science and Technology and Sport and Recreation.

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Progress Toward Universal Health Coverage

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Published: 2016

Adam Wagstaff, Development Research Group World Bank, Washington DC delivered a presentation titled “Progress Toward Universal Health Coverage” . His presentation drew on joint work with World Bank’s Health, Nutrition...

This cluster includes the following government departments: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Environmental and Water Affairs, Human Settlements, Labour, Public Works, Rural Development and Land Affairs, Social Development, Transport and Women, Youth, Children and People with Disability.

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Comprehensive Housing Subsidy 2

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Published: 2017

This paper unpacks housing subsidies, different models for subsidies and how to situate subsidies within a broader housing strategy. This paper was recommended background reading for the 2017 Public Economics...

Economic Development, Human Settlements, Social Development

Comprehensive Housing Subsidy

Special Projects
Published: 2017

This paper unpacks housing subsidies, the process of developing housing subsidy policy, housing subsidy objectives, key choices when developing policy and how to evaluate these programmes. This paper was recommended...

Economic Development, Human Settlements, Social Development

Subsidizing Housing Finance for the Poor

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Published: 2008

This paper on subsidising housing finance for the poor was written by Marja C. Hoek-Smit, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and was prepared for Development Initiatives Group in July 2008....

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This cluster includes the following government departments: Defence and Military Veterans, International Relations and Cooperation, Finance, State Security, Tourism, Trade and Industry and Water and Environmental Affairs.

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This cluster includes the following government departments: Correctional Services, Defence, Home Affairs, Justice and Constitutional Development, Police and State Security.

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Covid-19, Economic Development, Health

Covid-19 Country Report Chapter 1: Introduction

Special Projects
Published: 2021

This chapter provides an overview summary of the first edition of South Africa’s Covid-19 Country Report. It includes the background to the report, the rationale for undertaking the initiative, the...

Economic Development, Policy analysis, Trade & Industry

VAT Lessons from European Experience

Special Projects
Published: 2016

Sijbren Cnossen presented on VAT Lessons from European experience covering requirements for a “best practice” VAT and what is wrong with the EU (and your?) VAT?

Economic Development, Finance, Policy analysis

Indirect tax

Special Projects
Published: 2016

Krige Siebrits presented on indirect taxes assessing the advantages, disadvantages and the equity implications.

Economic Development, Policy analysis, Trade & Industry

Exchange rate and growth

Special Projects
Published: 2016

Kevin Nell from the University of Johannesburg presented on the exchange rate and growth at the 2016 Public Economics Winter School

Economic Development, Policy analysis, Trade & Industry

Corporate income tax overview

Special Projects
Published: 2016

Franz Tomasek from SARS delivered a presentation providing an overview of corporate income tax in South Africa and the report on the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Action plan (BEPS)

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