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Research Projects

FFC-Housing-Delft

Please click on the year button below to see the research for that period

2015/16 Research Projects

Research projects 2015-2016 (15Kb)

The following project concepts underpin the theme for the Commission's work plan for 2015/16:

  • Socio-Economic and Policy Context: Rural Development and IGFR Instruments
  • Defining Rural Areas and Rural Development for South Africa
  • The Model of Rural Development Underpinning FFC Recommendations
  • Rural Economy and National Government Initiatives for Rural Development
  • National Land Reform Programs and Rural Development
  • Public Employment Programs and Rural Development
  • Provincial Own Revenue Mobilisation for Rural Development
  • Provincial Equitable Share and Conditional Grants for Rural Development
  • Increasing Rural Local Municipalities Responsibilities: Farm Evictions
  • The Funding Model for Rural Local Municipalities
  • Developing Rural Municipalities Own Revenue Sources
  • The Adequacy of Local Equitable Share
  • The Effective Use of LES and Conditional Grants
  • The Financing and Expenditure of District Municipalities
  • Funding Sanitation in Rural Areas
  • Development Finance Institutions and Rural Development
  • State Owned Entities and Rural Development

2013/14 Research Projects

Research projects 2013-2014 (91Kb)

 The following project concepts underpin the theme for the Commission's work plan for 2013/14: 

  • Public Indebtedness and Consolidation in Dynamic CGE Model
  • A Re-Assessment of Social Spending Fiscal Sustainability Using a New Propensity Score Matching-CGE – Microsimulation Technique
  • The Role of National State-owned Companies in Driving Infrastructure Development through the IGFR System
  • Experience with Equitable Sharing for Progressive Realisation of Access to Basic Services and Poverty Reduction
  • Performance Effects of PES Allocations
  • PES Reform Discussion
  • Towards Harnessing Informality into Human Settlements Delivery: Aligning Informal Housing Finance with Subsidy Provision
  • Understanding the Demand for Housing in South Africa
  • The Design of Public Transport Operating Subsidies
  • Fiscal and Financial Implications of Food Security
  • Is Public Health Care Under-Funded in South Africa?
  • Identifying the Funding Constraints in Municipal Capital Investments in South Africa's Fiscal Transfers within the Social Sector
  • Costing of Municipal Services
  • The Impact of Electricity Price Increases on Municipalities
  • Demarcation and Financial Viability of Municipalities

2012/13 Research Projects

Research projects 2012-2013(69Kb)

The following project concepts underpin the theme for the Commission's work plan for 2012/13:

  • Analysing Child Support Grants Using Economy-wide Models
  • Framework and Tools for Understanding Green Job Creation in South Africa
  • Budget Consolidation in South Africa: A Disaggregated Approach
  • The Effects of Social Spending on Economic Activity in South Africa
  • Short-term Forecasting Model for South Africa
  • Dynamics and Implications of Provincial Personnel Expenditure on Service Delivery
  • Harnessing Informality into the Main Stream of Humans Settlements Delivery in South Africa
  • Evaluation of Public Transport Operating Subsidies in South Africa
  • Devolution and Delivery of Transport Infrastructure: Intergovernmental Implications for Municipalities 
  • An Integrated Planning Approach to Delivery of School Infrastructure
  • Intergovernmental Dynamics of Sub-national Government Budget Gaps and Implications for South Africa’s Fiscal Health
  • An Outcomes Based Approach to Service Delivery in a Decentralized System of Government
  • Conditional Grant Performance Assessment
  • Incentives for Rewarding Performance in the Public Sector
  • Challenges, Constraints and Best Practices in Rehabilitating Water and Electricity Distribution Infrastructure
  • Understanding the Dynamics of the Tax Bases of Rural Municipalities and the Constraints in Raising Revenue in these Areas
  • Determinants of Performance of Municipalities in South Africa: A Cross Sectional Analysis
  • Public Hearings on Housing and Local Government Fiscal Framework
  • Budget Reforms of the Health Conditional Grants and Strengthening of Health Performance
  • The Impact of No Fee Schools Policy on Equity, Funding and Learner Performance
  • Identifying Gaps and Progress Made with Government Outcomes: A Spatial Approach
  • Fiscal Rules and Long Term Modelling
  • Role of Provincial Governments in Meeting National Priorities
  • Revisions to the Division of Revenue Project
  • Impact of Unfunded Mandates
  • Submission on Legislation/Policy
  • The Role of Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations (IGFR) in Innovation Financing in South Africa
  • Analysing Public Economics of Corruption
  • Fiscal Distress Indices

2011/12 Research Projects

Research Projects 2011-2012(118Kb)

The following project concepts underpin the theme for the Commission's work plan for 2011/12:

  • Large Scale Model for Policy Analysis in South Africa
  • Fiscal Decentralisation and Economic Growth in South Africa
  • Local Government Fiscal Framework
  • Assessing Gender Responsive Budgeting in the Local Government Sphere in South Africa
  • The Impact of Climate Change on the Agriculture Sector, Water and Food Security in Rural South Africa
  • Understanding the Dynamics of Capacity Challenges at Local Government
  • Alternative Service Delivery Arrangements: The Case of SPVs
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Housing Finance in South Africa
  • Evaluation of Public Transport Operating Subsidies in South Africa
  • The Impact of No Fee Schools Policy on Equity, Funding and Learner Performance
  • Budget Reforms of the Health Conditional Grants and Strengthening of Health Performance
  • Identifying Gaps and Progress Made with Government Outcomes: A Spatial Approach
  • Provision and Financing of Skills Development in South Africa

2009/10 Research Projects

Research Projects 2009-2010(224Kb)

The following project concepts underpin the theme for the Commission's work plan for 2009/10:

  • Review of the Local Government Equitable Share Formula
  • The Efficiency of Regionalising Electricity Distribution Services
  • Improving Revenue Enhancement Strategies for Local Government in South Africa
  • Budget Analysis of Local Governments
  • Budget Analysis of Provincial Governments
  • Options for Institutionalizing and Funding Rural Development
  • Determining Adequate Levels of Funding for Basic Education/Schooling
  • Performance of Public Hospitals: An Evaluation of NHI Policy Proposal
  • Environmental Related Impacts and Fiscal Policy in South Africa
  • The Performance of Conditional Fiscal Transfers in the South African Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations System

2008/09 Research Projects

 The Commission adopted its new Five Year Research Strategy 2009/2014 in 2009 and approved the continuance of some projects from the preceding work cycle:

CONTINUING PROJECTS FROM 2008/09

  • Review of the Provincial Equitable Share Formula
  • Public infrastructure, Economic Effects and Division of Revenue
  • Impacts of Public Spending in Education Sector on Growth and Poverty reduction
  • Assessing the Performance of Local Government Capacity Building Programs and Grants in South Africa
  • Quantifying Efficiency and Equity Effects of Social Grants (and proposed Social Security Reform) in South Africa

 

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