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.
Expanding Affordable Learning: The potential of low-fee independent schools
On Friday 21 November 2014, around 100 people attended a CDE event focusing on low-fee independent schools. Sir Michael Barber, Chief Education Advisor at Pearson and Chief Advisor to DfID on Education in Pakistan, gave a presentation on his extensive experience in the field.
THE MIDDLE CLASSES OF INDIA, KENYA AND SOUTH AFRICA
How is the South African middle class doing in comparison to other developing democracies? What are the different definitions of the middle classes in South Africa and India, Brazil and Kenya? The Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) has been finding out by commissioning research and hosting discussions with experts and stakeholders in India and Kenya.
WHAT DOES RESEARCH TELL US ABOUT TEACHERS, TEACHING AND LEARNER PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS?
This report summarises original research carried out by CDE on factors which have an impact on the teaching and learning of mathematics and science in a sample of urban and rural public high schools. It also reviews the findings of a number of other current reports and studies which address these factors.
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.