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What Do We Know About Namibia’s Competitiveness?, Ken Miyajima

This paper evaluates Namibia's competitiveness using several traditional indicators; it concludes that, while the real effective exchange rate (REER) is in equilibrium at present?suggesting no imminent need for concern?the country may wish to improve its competitiveness by increasing educational attainment, reducing the skills mismatch, and diversifying its exports. Moreover, although Namibia scores relatively well on survey-based major indicators of structural competitiveness, the business environment can be made more conducive to private sector activity
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. Competitiveness: The Literature and the Case of Namibia; A. Real Effective Exchange Rate; B. Structural Competitiveness; C. Education; D. Export Performance; III. The History of the Namibia Dollar; Figures; 1. Namibia and South Africa: Exchange Rates, 1980-2006; Boxes; 1. Why Is The Unemployment Rate High?; 2. What Is The Performance of Exports?; IV. Is Namibia's REER Misaligned?; A. The Purchasing Power Parity Approach; B. The Fundamental Equilibrium Exchange Rate Approach; 2. The Purchasing Power Parity Approach, 2002 and 2005; Tables
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