ABOUT CDE
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Logo big-01For 20 years, the Centre for Development and Enterprise has been gathering evidence, consulting widely and generating constructive policy recommendations to meet South Africa’s core socio-economic challenges. It has an exceptional track record in presenting sound ideas based on scholarly and stakeholder contributions, focused on South Africa, but always within an international context. CDE advocates a high-growth and labour intensive economic strategy reliant on market-based solutions.

 

 

OUR PROGRAMMES
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JOBS AND GROWTH

The Jobs and Growth Programme engages with the policy choices South Africa faces by analysing existing policy and outcomes, assessing future policy directions, and offering practical, market-oriented alternatives.

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THINK TANK NETWORK

In 2009 CDE launched an initiative to build links with think tanks in important democratic developing countries. Considerable work has been done with Indian and Brazilian experts looking at common challenges with SA.

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EDUCATION

Our Education Programme draws on many years of experience in analysing complex national policies and learning from international best practice to identify a sound foundation on which to build a better education system.

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LATEST PUBLICATIONS
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EVENTS
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In the national interest: Strengthening Democracy

September 10 @ 08:0010:30

township invite 13 aug 11h14Please join CDE to learn about the impact citizen organisations are having in South Africa’s democracy. Panelists: former Constitutional Court Judge Kate O’Regan, Co-author of the Khayelitsha Report, Adv Vusi Pikoli, Co-author of the Kayelitsha Report and Police Ombudsman for the Western Cape, and Mr Mzwakhe Mdlalose, Deputy President of the Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement.

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Improving the quality of teaching through evaluation

September 7 @ 16:0018:00

CDE is hosting a discussion on how teacher evaluation can contribute to improving the quality of teaching. Our keynote speaker is Linda Darling-Hammond, Professor of Education at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education, who is an international expert on every aspect of teachers. She will share her insights from extensive research and her experience of different approaches to teacher evaluation and developing meaningful performance assessment. The findings of two CDE research projects on teacher evaluation will also be presented.

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