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ABOUT CDE
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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.

 

 

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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Youth unemployment: An Agenda for Action (Part 1) | August 2017

Youth unemployment: An Agenda for Action (Part 2) | August 2017

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CDE IN THE NEWS
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  • Will the Jobs Summit yield results?

    08 Oct 2018

    Speaking on ENCA ahead of the Jobs Summit, CDE’s Ann Bernstein questions whether the voices of the unemployed will be taken into account?...

  • Addressing the scale of the unemployment challenge

    08 Oct 2018

    The jobs summit needs to take extraordinary measures in order to deal with the scale of unemployment, says CDE’s Ann Bernstein to the The Money......

  • The unemployment crisis

    08 Oct 2018

    Ann Bernstein, executive director of the CDE tells Power FM that everyday 860 people join the unemployment queue....

  • Measures and indications of the Jobs Summit

    08 Oct 2018

    In an interview on Classic FM, CDE’s Ann Bernstein says we will be looking at the jobs summit for what indications there are to improve......

  • Mixed reactions on the jobs summit

    05 Oct 2018

    There are mixed reactions on whether the Jobs Summit will offer solutions to the unemployment problem, CDE’s Ann Bernstein shares her insights on 70...