Expertise: Economist

Faaiqa is an economist whose research has centred on developmental issues in Africa, primarily South Africa. Faaiqa has 10 years of experience in policy development and analysis. She is proficient in economy-wide modelling techniques and formed part of the small team that developed and maintained the suite of computable general equilibrium (CGE) models (including the South African General Equilibrium, SAGE, model) at the National Treasury of South Africa. Her current research areas include the use of CGE models to understand and quantify the economic trade-offs and implications of energy, waste and climate change policies in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.

Bioenergy in Southern Africa: An opportunity for regional integration?

Economic impacts of developing a biofuel industry in Mozambique

Economy-wide implications of biofuel production in Zambia

Climate and Jobs for Rural Young People