GROWTH AGENDA: ACCELERATING INCLUSIVE GROWTH
Economic growth increases company revenues, making possible higher profits and salaries. Rising profits and wages mean more tax revenues with which the state can build social and economic infrastructure, widen the social safety net, ensure improved education and training and deepen and widen service delivery.
South Africa needs to put growth and mass employment at the top of its list of national goals. This means that all policies need to be assessed in terms of their impact on achieving faster and more inclusive growth.
CDE has produced a number of reports on unemployment and youth unemployment. A selection of our recent work is provided here. These include our Growth Agenda series of seven reports, which identify priorities for mass employment and inclusion. CDE also commissioned research papers from experts in SA and internationally for this project. In addition you can access the think pieces from the CDE / AMERU roundtable discussion on youth unemployment held with leading experts in Cape Town and Johannesburg in May 2017.
- Public Funding to Address Youth Unemployment – Jonathan Carter, Cornerstone Economic Research
- Review of Government Labour Centres – Angela Biden and Conrad Barberton, Cornerstone Economic Research
- Is it Possible to Promote Entrepreneurship at Scale in South Africa? A Review of the Evidence – Gareth Roberts, University of the Witwatersrand
- Rustenburg Municipality Case Study: Examining the Pathways to Employment – Angela Biden and Conrad Barberton, Cornerstone Economic Research
- Local Economic Growth Study: Johannesburg and Mbombela – Nadia Kruger-Levy and Andreas Bertoldi, RebelGroup Advisory Southern Africa
- Local Economic Growth Study: Cape Town & Madibeng – Karin Badenhorst
- Apprenticeships for Youth Employment – Ken Duncan, Swiss-South African Co-operation Initiative
- South Africa’s youth Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) as a solution to unemployment – Neil Rankin, University of Stellenbosch
- The UCT Poverty and Inequality Initiative’s Youth Explorer Understanding Youth Well-being at the Small Area Level – Ariane De Lannoy, University of Cape Town
- Evidence-based innovations: Can they go to scale? A perspective from J-PAL Africa – Laura Poswell, J-PAL Africa
- What are the Missing Puzzle Pieces to Build Real Scalable Solutions to the Youth Unemployment Crisis? – Maryana Iskander, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator