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Industrial Decentralization and the Relief of Poverty in the Homelands


The South African Journal of Economics | Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia | Published : 1983


INDUSTRIAL DECENTRALIZATION policies in South Africa have been in effect for more than twenty years, yet they have contributed little to the development of the Black homelands. *(2) The past failure of the policy has been attributed to two causes. These are, firstly, the metropolitan drift of the multiplier effects of investment in the industrial development points (IDPs); *(3) and the inadequate financial incentives offered for decentralization. The new form of the decentralization policy and incentives is de-scribed below. The focus of this paper is on the multiplier effects of investment in the IDPs. Two issues are addressed. Can the multiplier effects of investments in the IDPs be captur..

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