Keith Jefferis

Keith is Managing Director of Econsult Botswana, a consultancy firm working on a wide range of economic and related issues in Botswana and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Content by Keith Jefferis
  • Project

    Exchange rate options for South Sudan

    The exchange rate has become an increasingly important economic issue in South Sudan in recent years, but particularly so during the current year. For many people, the South Sudanese Pound (SSP) has been increasingly weak and volatile, manifested in a sharply depreciating parallel exchange rate. This has been accompanied by an increasingly severe shortage of dollars,...

    11 Jan 2016 | Keith Jefferis

  • Blog post

    Moving from a fixed to a floating exchange rate: The case of the South Sudanese Pound

    The Government’s decision to peg its new currency, the South Sudan Pound (SSP) to the US dollar, was largely intended to protect against oil price volatility. Amidst falling oil prices and the outbreak of civil war, the Government rapidly depleted its USD reserves and spurred the emergence of a currency black market. This blog argues that the decision taken to float the...

    17 Dec 2015 | Keith Jefferis, Astrid Haas

  • Publication - Policy note

    Exchange rate reform in South Sudan

    The exchange rate has become an increasingly important economic issue in South Sudan in recent years, but particularly so during the current year. For many people, the South Sudanese Pound (SSP) has been increasingly weak and volatile, manifested in a sharply depreciating parallel exchange rate. This has been accompanied by an increasingly severe shortage of...

    15 Dec 2015 | Keith Jefferis

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Macroeconomic Management in a Mineral-Rich Economy (Policy Brief)

    1 Sep 2014 | Keith Jefferis

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Video: Africa Growth Forum 2013 - Dr Keith Jefferis

    12 Mar 2014