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For more than 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.
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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.
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.
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.
Youth unemployment: An Agenda for Action (Part 1) | August 2017
Youth unemployment: An Agenda for Action (Part 2) | August 2017
LATEST PUBLICATIONS AND NEWSSee All
- 16 Apr 2018
High rates of poverty, unemployment and inequality hold back the lives of too many people in South Africa, and many other developing countries. What i...
- 05 Apr 2018
High rates of poverty, unemployment and inequality threaten South Africa’s future and are patently unjust. Other developing countries, like India an...
- 18 Jan 2018
In a series of short op-eds, Ann Bernstein focuses on South Africa’s cities and inclusive economic growth. South African policy makers have never em...
- 01 Nov 2017
In a series of op-eds in Business Day, Ann Bernstein has called for a new approach to making South Africa’s economy more inclusive. With ultra-high....
- 13 Oct 2017
In a series of short op-ed articles, Ann Bernstein examines what Radical Economic Transformation could mean for South Africa. It’s important to ask ...
CDE IN THE NEWSSee All
- 16 Feb 2018
CDE’s Ann Bernstein talks to Aaron Heslehurst on BBC World News about where the South African economy goes from here given the change in presidency,...
Op-Ed: Smart growth and jobs for the army of unemployed youth must be 2019 priorities | Sunday Times17 Oct 2017
In South Africa 7.5 million people between the ages of 15 and 34 are NEETs — not in employment, education or training. The significance of......
Op-ed: CDE Opportunities First: Governments court failure by not improving the lives and opportunities of the poor| Daily Maverick26 Sep 2017
Inclusive growth and radical economic transformation have become contending ideas about SA’s future growth path. In a series of articles based on a ...
Op-ed: CDE’s Opportunities First: Create an enabling environment for all entrepreneurs| Daily Maverick19 Sep 2017
Expanding opportunities for the poor in South Africa depends on implementing economic reforms. This is unlikely to happen without a shift in attitudes...
- 19 Sep 2017
CDE head Ann Bernstein comments on the World Economic Forum’s Human Capital Report, on ENCA’s Moneyline, that the one of the ways to deal with......