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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SPOTLIGHT
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UPCOMING EVENTS
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 23 June: Talk with Ed Glaser

Harnessing our cities to provide the kind of inclusive growth South Africa needs is a challenge for all of us. Please join the CDE for a public conversation with Harvard economist Edward Glaeser, one of the world’s most influential thinkers on urban affairs.  Glaeser will discuss ‘Cities in the Developing World: Challenges and Possibilities’, followed by discussion and Q&A. Read more.

LATEST PUBLICATIONS
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    MEXICO’S MARKET REFORMS: PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES

    02 Feb 2015

     A high level conversation with the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs, held in Johannesburg, and co-hosted by the Mexican ambassador and the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE), discussed ...

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