Centre For Development and Enterprise
CDE is an independent policy research and advocacy organisation. It is one of South Africa's leading development think tanks, focusing on critical development issues and their relationship to economic growth and democratic consolidation. Through examining South African realities and international experience, CDE formulates practical policy proposals outlining ways in which South Africa can tackle major social and economic challenges. CDE has a special focus on the role of business and markets in development.
CITIES OF HOPE: Young people and opportunity in South Africa’s cities
Although about 60 per cent of South Africans live in urban areas, the country is comparatively under-urbanised and key policy makers remain ambivalent about the desirability of further urbanisation. International experience shows that there are considerable economic and employment benefits to be derived from the dynamic urbanisation process and from managing cities well. South Africa’s future is overwhelmingly urban. Government at all levels should recognise the critical importance of cities as arenas for higher economic growth, jobs and opportunities.
GROWTH IN A TIME OF UNCERTAINTY: Does South Africa have a growth plan?
POLICY GRIDLOCK? Comparing the proposals made in three economic policy documents
Government’s three major economic strategy documents fail to offer a common view on government policy. This is the key conclusion of the newest report by CDE, Policy Gridlock? Comparing the proposals made in three economic policy documents, written by Prof David Kaplan of UCT.
MATHEMATICS OUTCOMES IN SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS: What are the facts? What should be done?
South Africa is significantly underperforming in education, particularly mathematics teaching and learning. Fundamental reforms are needed in the public sector. Business leaders need to incorporate an understanding of private education and other market experiments and schooling innovations in their overall perspective and priorities for intervention and reform.