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Institutions and institutional change as explanation for differences in economic development – a study of the first three decades of the postcolonial experience of Zambia and Botswana
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-12)
Numerous theories have been constructed to provide reasons for economic growth differences between countries. As data became more readily available, cross-country empirical studies identified a set of variables that ...
Rising unemployment in South Africa : an intertemporal analysis using a Birth Cohort Panel
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
A new political dispensation in 1994 heralded a period of optimism for many ordinary South Africans, who hoped for freedom and an escape from poverty. Since this transition, however, South Africa has registered steady ...
School production modelling to strengthen government monitoring programmes in developing countries
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-03)
Education production function analysis is widely recognised as one important area of research that needs to inform education policymaking, specifically policy relating to the mix of funded inputs in a schooling system. ...
The microfinance industry in Uganda : sustainability, outreach and regulation
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-12)
Using an econometric approach on panel data collected from 53 microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Uganda over a period of six years (annual), this study has identified the determinants of sustainability and outreach of ...
Key efficiency and equity aspects of providing basic local services in South Africa
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-03)
In enquiring after the best means of financing basic local services in South Africa, the thesis begins by reviewing the arguments for fiscal decentralisation and the efficiency criteria for expenditure and revenue ...
Evaluating value based financial performance measures
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
The primary financial objective of a firm is the maximisation of its shareholders’ value. A problem faced by the shareholders of a firm is that it is difficult to determine the effect of management decisions on the future ...