Welcome to my new website!POSTED ON: October 24, 2016 IN Blog
The site is now home to about 300 papers that form a body of work focused on employment creation, economic prosperity and poverty reduction. I am an author on a third of these papers, and in the others I was commissioning editor. Overall, the ideas were developed through collaboration of a wide network of leading thinkers and stakeholders.
Over time, I will also add a blog, and communicate on activities of organisations I am involved in.
I hope that researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders will find this website useful. Please do send feedback through the contact page about what you like and also about what could be improved.
To give a taste, here are some suggested reads from across the site:
- An overview to employment policy-making (The Challenge of Employment Creation)
- A study on what sectors created employment in countries that achieved a growth acceleration, as compared to minerals exporting countries (Employment in High Growth Countries & Minerals Exporters)
- An analysis of education and labour market outcomes for youth in Sub-Saharan Africa (Education & Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa)
- Two papers on service sector exports focused on construction and BPO (The Potential of Civil Engineering & Construction Works) (Industry Strategy, Offshoring & Employment Promotion)
- Approaches to promoting employment and enterprise development through procurement of large firms and government(Employment Creation through Procurement & Enterprise Development)
- Thinking about the informal “sector” in a middle income economy context (Policy Implications of Formal versus Informal Economy)
- Achieving a decent standard of living in a context of widespread working poverty was critical to our thinking. This paper reviews household food and nutrition security in SA. The context is one of a middle income country with high rates of child stunting, disease amongst the workforce and very limited attention to food price stability or other interventions that would address affordable access (Household Food Security Status in SA).