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Economic Research

Economic Research

Research focus areas

  • Macroeconomic forecasting.
  • Formal retail trade sales forecasting.
  • Small and informal business research focused on the dynamics, characteristics, development, size, success, failure, growth, structure and business constraints.
  • Regional economic and welfare studies.
  • Socioeconomic profiling of the South African Development Community (SADC).
  • Growth estimates for intra-SADC trade and foreign trade prospects.
  • Social and economic development impact assessments.
  • Monitoring and evaluation studies.
  • Consumer and Business Satisfaction surveys.
  • Development finance:     Business development finance/grant funding impact assessments.
  • Business/entrepreneurial grant making/funding modelling.
  • Institutional Governance: Corporate performance assessments/Corporate environmental scanning, Corporate strategic planning/Corporate strategy review and turnaround.