About the Company


RAMP Economics is a specialist economics and business services consultancy based in South Africa. RAMP Economics provides services to both private and public sector clients across the African continent in a range of project types across all major economic sectors.

RAMP Economics is founded on the principle that we can achieved when one considers what you can offer society, than can be achieved when considering what others can do for you.

With that in mind, the core mission of RAMP Economics is to seek out opportunities to partner with individuals, communities, businesses, and governments across Africa to unlock development opportunities and uplift communities.

Our approach has lead to the development of numerous powerful partnerships with some of the leading experts in a range of economic sectors who share our values and wish to provide high quality services to clients across Africa.

Founder Profile

Grant Hancock is the founder and chief economist at RAMP Economics. With over seven years of experience in the field of development economics, Grant has established a reputation of producing precise and insightful research into a range of complex issues affecting economic and social development. With a passion for economic development, Grant has consistently demonstrated the ability to blend the innovative with the practical to ensure economic development projects, and private sector business initiatives are designed and implemented in a way which respond to regional dynamics and operational challenges.

With a unique blend of experience that ranges from working with clients in the private sector to working with branches of Government; Industrial economic development projects to rural upliftment projects; and spanning numerous economic sectors and project types; Grant brings unique insights, and a well-rounded approach into every project.

Grant held the post of Senior Development Economist at Urban-Econ Development Economists, a South African consultancy firm operating across Southern Africa, until 2019 before establishing RAMP Economics in May of 2019.

Grant has a BCom Honours degree in Economics from the Nelson Mandela University, and a BCom degree in Economics and Business Management from the Nelson Mandela University.

RAMP Economics chief economist Grant Hancock has over seven years of experience in a wide range of projects. The list below highlights notable projects undertaken in the course of Grant’s career.

Kasongo - Agriculture Project Feasibility Assessment & Business Planning, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Malawi Agriculture Project Feasibility Assessment , Republic of Malawi

Abuja Afreximbank Trade Centre feasibility study

Harare Afreximbank Trade Centre feasibility study

Engcobo Local Municipality Agriculture Sector Strategy

iBika Abattoir Business Plan

Dimbaza Hydroponics Facility Research & Development Plan

Herolds Bay Country Estate Property Market Research

Plettenberg Bay Housing Market Assessment


Dimbaza FPSU Business Plan

Butterwoth Agri-Hub Business Plan

Duff FPSU Buisness Plan

Feasibility Study & Business Planning for a Adventure Tourism Development in the Engcobo Local Municipality

Feasibility Study & Business Planning for a the development of a conference centre in the Engcobo Local Municipality

Mthatha Cosmo Business Plan

Ndabakazi Mixed-use Development Feasibiltiy Assessment

Parsonsvlei Mega-City Market Assessment

Parsonsvlei Residential & Retail Market Assessment

Zimbane Valley Shopping Centre

GIDZ Strategic Positioning and Business Case

Petra Finsch Diamond Mine Business Development Opportunity Identification

Amathole District Abattoir Feasibility Study

Ntinga Maize Farming Agrifunding Proposal

Cofimvaba Office Precinct - Econoic Impact Assessment

Business & Implementation Plan for Establishment of timber processing and manufacturing facility

599 Cape Road - Retail Market Demand Assessment

Libode Office Precinct - Econoic Impact Assessment

Mount Ayliff Office Precinct - Econoic Impact Assessment

PG Bison - Economic Impact Review

Market Research into Potential Increases in Bulk/Break-Bulk Cargo Volumes thought the Port Elizabeth Harbour

National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform - Agri-Parks Master Business Plan for Amathole District Municipality

Bhisho Office Precinct - Economic Impact Assessment

Loxton Wool Washing Feasibility Study

Sidwadwa Junction - Retail Feasibility Report

National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform - Agri-Parks Master Business Plan for Joe Gqabi District Municipality

National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform - Agri-Parks Master Business Plan for OR Tambo District Municipality

National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform - Agri-Parks Master Business Plan for Sarah Baartman District Municipality

Silverton Residential Market Demand Study

Sterkspruit Urban Regeneration Plan

Uitenhage Desktop Rental Housing Demand Study

Wells-Estate Desktop Rental Housing Demand Study

Wings Park Airfield, Economic Impact & Residential Market Assssment

Baywest Residential Development Study

Coffee Bay - Town Promulgation Plan

Elundini Local Municipality - Local Business Enabling Environment Survey

Clear Park IPTS Modal Interchange - Commercial Development Study

Clear Park IPTS Modal Interchange - Commercial Development Study

Mount Fletcher Development Feasibility Assessment

Nyandeni Local Municipality Forestry Sector Plan

Qoboshane Medical Development Feasibility Study

Walmer Subsidised Rental Housing Demand Study

Adam Kok Business Plan

Cape Concentrate - Economic Impact Assessment

Crossways Farm Village - Property Market Analysis

Nelson Mandela Bay Partially Subsidised Housing - Demand Study

Parsonsvlei Desktop Residential Demand Study

Senqu Local Municipality Commercial Property Feasibility Study

ECDC - Economic Impact Assessment of PG Bison / Steinhoff / Public Sector joint invesment

Engcobo Local Municipality - Infrastructure Master Plan

Florida River Eco Estate - Housing Demand Study

Economic Impact Assessment - Automotive Sector Multi-Model OEM

Ncora Irrigation Scheme - Expenditure Anlaysis


Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency

National Department of Rural Developent and Land Reform

Engcobo Local Municipality


Gauteng Industrial Development Zone

Petra Finsch Diamond Mine

Amathole District Municipality

Ntinga - OR Tambo Development Agency

Eastern Cape Province - Department of Roads and Public Works

National Department of Trade & Industry

Industrial Development Corporation

PG Bison / Steinhoff

Bidfreight Port Operations

Northern Cape Province - Department of Land Reform & Rural Development

Bigen Africa

Senqu Local Municipality

The Home Market

CEN Integrated Environmental Management

Abacus Assett Management

Eastern Cape Socio-Economic Consultative Council,

Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs & Tourism

Elundini Local Municipality

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

Nyandeni Local Municipality

Cape Concentrate

CMAI Architects


Numsa Investment Company

Joe Gqabi Economic Development Agency

Eastern Cape Development Corporation


Agriculture & Industrial Marketing Company (AIM)

SVA Architects

Urban-Econ Development Economists

Eco Led Resources

Cresco Project Finance