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Research outputs: DEVELOPMENT

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2022 Place matters: national prosperity depends on every region performing better

The poor national performance of the South African economy has been widely analysed, but this disguises considerable variation in economic p...

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2021 Youth of the global south and why they are worth studying

While real place-based differences exist between groups of youth, the simple global North-South binary is problematic. This essay explores t...

2021 Measurement of innovation in the informal sector in Africa: the importance to industrial policy

Innovation is key to industrialization in Africa and must be aligned with industrial policy. A challenge for African countries is to design ...

2021 National youth policy 2020-2030 draft: A decade to accelerate positive youth development outcomes

The National Youth Policy for 2020-2030 (NYP 2030) is a cross sectoral policy aimed at affecting positive youth development outcomes for you...

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