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ERLN Working Guides


Regional economic development practice guides, case studies and course simulations for practitioners operating within sub-national regions of South Africa. 

Read an overview here or use the menu on your right to browse the ERLN Working Guides. 

The Role of Place-Based Policies in Economic Development

By Alison Todes and Ivan Turok, University of the Witwatersrand and Human Science Research Council, October 2015.

Regional Economic Development in Uncertain Times

By Professor Michael J. Enright, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Institute for Economics and Business Strategy, Enright, Scott and Associates, April 2012 

ERLN Course simulation 1: Geelkruid simulation tool

This simulation tool was designed to help practitioners understand and think through the issues and aspects to consider when building an economic development strategy using the value chain approach. Geelkruid is a fictional herb, and is closely based on the actual working of the Rooibos value chain.

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