Appropriate Analytical Tools for Economy-Wide Analysis of Employment Creating Policies in South Africa

by VAN SEVENTER, D.E.N, 2002
Research report, Employment and Economic Policy Research, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria. Prepared for the Department of Science and Technology

This concept paper explores the usefulness of economy-wide analysis of employment-creating policies in South Africa. Van Seventer discusses the importance of quantitative analysis and economy-wide consistency for the purpose of employment policy analysis. He reviews databases and analytical frameworks previously used in South Africa, as well as a number of other modelling frameworks. Van Seventer then turns to what could be considered an ideal modelling framework for the Human Sciences Research Council Employment Scenarios. Finally, against a backdrop of limited resources, he makes recommendations about a workable set of modelling frameworks and comments on the need for capacity building.