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'It's the private sector, Stupid'

" Blame for stagnant economic development and declining human development in Africa is usually placed at the foot of the public sector. The public sector has accrued debt, mismanaged economies and become corrupt In a continent where private saving…

Compendium of Case Studies on Governance and Economic Development

The issue of leadership and good governance is continuously being examined at national and international level with regard to its impact on economic development outcomes. As Africa’s Agenda 2063 and attempts to achieve the Sustainable Development Go…

Business (Not) for Peace: A Call for Conflict-Sensitive Policy in Fragile States

In much of Africa, the political economy shaping the private sector, as well as disincentives for the private sector to engage in peacebuilding and state building, militates against a peace-positive role for the private sector in extractives governa…

The Impact of Business Regulatory Quality on Private Sector Investment in Botswana

A market-friendly regulatory environment is key for private sector investment. In this paper, we examine the impact of business regulatory quality on private sector investment in Botswana. The paper finds that the business regulatory environment sti…

COVID-19: How are South African Companies Responding to the Crisis?

The Covid-19 crisis has resulted in a new and very complex situation around the world. CDE wanted to find out how some of our biggest companies in different industries and sectors, facing diverse challenges and opportunities, are dealing with the si…

The Pitfalls of Private Sector Investment in Infrastructure Financing

The virtues of private sector financing in infrastructure development are widely promoted: it supports countries in bridging their infrastructure financing deficit, helps countries diversify their financing portfolio, brings projects online quicker,…

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