Afreekonomics - DNA's Blog

DNA is a specialist economic consulting firm – working for diverse clients across a wide range of sectors – largely within South Africa, but also in a number of neighbouring countries.  In our work and daily lives we regularly encounter important and some not-so-important economic issues and questions; and we always have an opinion.  We aim to share our most original thoughts with you through this blog.  The views expressed here are those of DNA economists.  Economists seldom agree with each other and these views might not correspond with those of our managers, directors and our clients.

Vincent van der Westhuizen, Alex Child
The EKC hypothesis believes that developing countries will find themselves facing a trade-off between pursuing economic growth and environmental sustainability. For South Africa, this hypothesis seems to hold, placing the country in a very difficult position given its economic circumstances. In this blog, we discuss how South Africa finds itself facing this EKC dilemma
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Carbon emission calculations are increasingly important in assessing an organisation's environmental footprint and formulating carbon emission reduction strategies. By calculating carbon emissions, organisations can play a pivotal role in creating a critical mass of efforts aimed at addressing the challenges posed by climate change on the continent. However, this process does not come without its challenges.
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DNA Economics developed a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework for the APROS Foundation. The framework provided guidance on how the organisation would carry out its monitoring and evaluation functions over the life span of its programmes and projects. The M&E framework allows the Foundation to track and measure progress on the implementation of its programmes and provide information to management and funders about the performance of the projects.
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Quantifying financed emissions is a critical first step in building trust that financial institutions are integrating climate change concerns into their core business and that net zero pledges are being taken seriously.
Nicola Wills
Quantifying financed emissions is a critical first step in building trust that financial institutions are integrating climate change concerns into their core business and that net zero pledges are being taken seriously.
Zaakirah Ismail
Quantifying financed emissions is a critical first step in building trust that financial institutions are integrating climate change concerns into their core business and that net zero pledges are being taken seriously.