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About Prof. Mohammed I Jahed

Prof Mohammed Jahed holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Pretoria and is currently Professor in the School of Public Management, Governance and Public Policy, College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg. He was appointed Associate Professor at the University of Witwatersrand in the Graduate School of Public and Development Management. He has served as Visiting Professor at the Universities of Witwatersrand, Stellenbosch Business School and DE Montfort.

Research interests include: Governance and economic policy, economic development and public finance. He has acted as external assessor for Masters and PhD theses, as well as external examiner. In addition, he is a reviewer for publications for journals.

Appointed as Commissioner with the National Planning Commission in December 2021. He has worked in the public sector at senior management level, consulted to both the public and private sectors, as well as international organisations. Jahed has served on various Boards, including, Chair: D1 Bio-Fuels, Chair: Magalies Water Board and Director: Econometrix. He was appointed to the Presidential BBBEE Advisory Council of South Africa. Jahed currently serves on the Boards of the NEPAD Business Foundation and Econoquest. Jahed was senior economic planning specialist at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and later re-joined the DBSA as Divisional Executive: Policy and Integration. He served as Deputy Director General: Office of the Premier Limpopo Province. Jahed joined the National Business Initiative, as Director of Economics. He was Seconded by the South African Presidency as Chief Economist and Head of Policy, Strategy and Research to the NEPAD Secretariat. Jahed was appointed to establish the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) and was appointed the Director of the PBO.


Articles in accredited journals

• Jahed, M & Coetzee, S: “Structural Adjustment: A review of the state of the art”. Africa Insight Journal, 1993

• Jahed M, Naidoo S and Terreblanche S. “Contextualising African Development”. In Development Bank of Southern Africa. 2003. Financing Africa’s Development: Enhancing the role of private finance. Midrand: Southern African Development Bank
• Jahed, M: “Africa’s economic outlook and the millennium development goals”. NEPAD Secretariat, 2003. “Financing Africa’s Development: Enhancing the role of private finance”, Development Report 2003 DBSA and NEPAD

• Jahed, M: “NEPAD: Socioeconomic framework, progress and challenges”. African Finance Journal, Volume 7,Part 2 2005

• Jahed, M: “NEPAD: Development initiative or illusion/delusion”. New Agenda: South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy, Volume 23, 2006

• Jahed, M, Marilee’s, and R & Modise, D: “Facilitating the transition from the second to the first economy in South Africa’s rural areas”. SAJEMS NS 9 (2006) No.3

• Jahed, M: “Pro Poor Trade and Industry Policies: Considerations for South Africa.” Oxfam Research Reports, Oxfam Great Britain May 2007

• Jahed, M and Kimathi, S: “Economics of the developmental state” New Agenda: South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy, Issue 28, Fourth Quarter 2007

• Jahed, M and Kithatu. A: ‘Nepad: A Brief Five-year Review’, South African Yearbook of International Affairs 2006/7. Johannesburg: South African Institute of International Affairs, 2007

• Jahed, M “An Economic Appraisal: City of Port Harcourt in the River State of Nigeria. 2008” Research Report for the River State Government, Nigeria

• Jahed, M.I. and Kithatu, A: “Learning from The African Peer Review Mechanism initiative in South Africa: Policy monitoring at the level of the African Union”, Africanus 38 (2) 2008 ISSN: 0304-615X pp 106-114, Unisa Press

• Edoun, E and Jahed, M.I. “ The merits of decentralisation and local economic development in South Africa” Global Action for Africa’s Development (South Africa) 2009

• Mbecke, Z.P. and Jahed, M.I. “The integrated modelled theory on understanding and preventing the incidence of child abuse in South Africa.” OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development 01:07 (2010) 73 -88

• Jahed, M.I. and Brey,Z “Structural transformation of economies: Lessons from the South” Development Bank of Southern Africa:2010

• Shumba, J and Jahed, M.I. “Fiscal space challenges, Policy options and Zimbabwe’s economic recovery” in Zimbabwe mired in transition. IDAZIM, Harare, Zimbabwe, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-77922-202-2Jahed, M.I. and Semoko, A. “Pan African Development Initiatives and NEPAD: A brief review” in Neo-liberalism, interventionism and the developmental state: Implementing the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, edited by Bobo, B.F. and Sintin-Aboagye, 2012

• A Kithatu­Kiwekete and Jahed, MI. “Enhancing the Legislature’s Fiscal Oversight The Case of South Africa’s Parliamentary Budget Office” Administratio Publica, Vol 27 No 2 June 2019

• MI Jahed and A K Kithatu-Kiwekete. ‘Enhancing the Legislature’s Fiscal Oversight with Parliamentary Budget Offices: Selected African Examples’ Administratio Publica | Vol 28 No 1 March 2020

• MI Jahed. “The Role of Parliamentary Budget Offices in Participatory Budgeting: Considerations for the South African Parliamentary Budget Office” Administratio Publica | Vol 28 No 2 June 2020

• H Gaspard and M Jahed. “Considerations for the Establishment of Sub-national Parliamentary Budget Offices in South Africa” Administratio Publica | Vol 29 No 3 September 2021

• M I Jahed and A K Kithatu-Kiwekete. “Positioning Parliamentary Budget Offices within National Budgeting Processes for Fiscal Oversight in African Parliaments” Administratio Publica | Vol 30 No 1 March 2022

Completed Masters and Doctoral Students:

Completed Doctoral Theses

A. Kithatu, 2015: “Revenue mobilization of African Cities: Johannesburg and Nairobi”

S. Naidoo, 2015: “Chief Executive Officers and Public Hospital Management in South Africa”

E.I. Edoun: ”Decentralization as a condition for successful Local Economic Development policy and strategy in Cameroon”.

P. Mbecke: “Impact of the differential incidence of child abuse, neglect and exploitation in poor households in South Africa”.

Completed Masters Dissertations

T. Mngomezulu (2007): “The success of employment equity and its impact on service delivery at Mogale City Municipality in Gauteng, South Africa”. MBA Dissertation

A. Seafield (2006): Impact of transformation on utilities, agencies and corporatized entities on service delivery and infrastructure development: A case study of the Johannesburg Roads Agency, South Africa”.MBA Dissertation

N.T. Motau (2006): “Impact of structural changes on service delivery in the metropolitan city council of Johannesburg from 2002 – 2004”. MBA Dissertation

S. Chota (2004): “The role and impact of provincial government service delivery programmes on socioeconomic development in Gauteng, South Africa. MBA Dissertation

M.S. Jaffer (2005): “The application of a shared services centre for Gauteng: A model for future public-sector service delivery”. MBA Dissertation

SS Mncwango (2013): “Comparative analysis of capital expenditure and allocation in KwaZulu-Natal”

S.H. Mukwevho (2010): “Counter industrial espionage framework for corporate South Africa”.

M.Obaisa-Osula (2010): “Public-private partnership as an intervention towards food security in north-central Nigeria”.

M.Masupha-Khabo (2010): “SMEs as vehicle for promoting youth employment”.

H.N.Jambo (2010): “Fiscal policy and pro-poor spending in Malawi: 2004-2008”.

E. Nkuna (2010): “Public participation in the budget process at Mbombela Municipality

M. Njoko (2009): “Mentoring in public works programmes: The case of Vuk’uphile programme”.

K. Dlamini (2009): “Sin taxes: power to drive intended economic behaviour?”

A. Mkhansi (2009): “Evaluation of public –private partnerships in Polokwane Hospital”

K.P. Mlambo (2009): “Strengthening parliamentary oversight on financial accountability in Mpumalanga Department of Education”.

M. T.Malaka (2009): “Monitoring and evaluation for managing growth and development policy in the North West Province”.

J. Shumba (2009): “Analysis of government expenditure and impact on economic growth in Zimbabwe, 1999 – 2008”.

S. Chuckun (2009): “Using pension funds for infrastructure finance in Africa:
The case of NEPAD projects”.

M. Kubheka (2008): “A framework for attracting foreign direct investment to the Southern African Development Community”.

K. Tenthani (2008): “Citizen Participation in the budgetary process in Malawi”.

• R. Naidoo (2008): “Leadership as the essential component for the sustainability of independent airline ownership in South Africa: A case study”.

• G.B Molefe (2008): “The feasibility for an LED Agency in greater Sekhukhune District Municipality”.

• M. Attam (2008): “Evaluation of NEPAD communication strategy”.

• S. Mogotsi (2008): “Immigration Act as a facilitator to skills flow as needed by the economy”.

• T. Msipha (2007): “Implementation of the informal settlement upgrading in the Western Cape: Case study of the N2 Gateway project”.

• D. Rapudi (2007): “A case for private sector investment and participation in African infrastructure with reference to the NEPAD Short Term Action Plan”

• S. Nhlapo (2007): “The impact of the second-hand vehicle market on job creation in Southern Africa”.

• K.Govender (2007): “Framework for monitoring and evaluating agencies in the Department of Trade and Industry in SA”.

• L.I.N. Kakhome (2007): “Private sector involvement in macroeconomic policy formulation in Malawi”.
• N.L. Moses (2007): “The practice of school-based budgeting in section 21 schools of Mpumalanga province
• Molepo, M (2021) “E-procurement as a monitoring tool to combat corruption in South Africa” University of Johannesburg, School of Public Management, Governance and Public Policy
• Blom, P (2021) Progress with regard to the unemployment reduction targets set by National Development Plan Vision 2030