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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 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,…

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…

No Longer Business as Usual: Private Sector Efforts to Improve Schooling in South Africa

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown schooling systems around the world into disarray. Lifting up the entire schooling system is the only way to combat the long-term consequences of the current crisis The aim of this report is to share some of our key i…

Private Sector Partnerships for a Sustainable Blue Economy in the Western Indian Ocean

With oceans under increasing pressure from a range of anthropogenic threats, including climate change, the need for effective partnerships for ocean governance and protection has never been more pressing. The private sector has a key role to play in…

The Role of the Private Sector in the Development Agenda

The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) and the SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap have identified the private sector as one of the key enablers of development, facilitating th…

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…

Quality of Employment in the Private Sector in Cote d'Ivoire

Issues related to job quality are increasingly taking centre stage in professional and scientific circles because of the stakes involved. The objective of this research is to identify the characteristics of workers that allow them to benefit from as…

Ferry Transportation in Abidjan: Establishment, Operation and Sustainability of a Paratransit System

Abidjan, the economic capital of Côte d´Ivoire, is built around the Ebrié Lagoon on the Atlantic Ocean. Boats and ferries have always been part of the urban transport system. Ferries (pinasses) are essential to enable particularly the poor to mainta…

Youth Labour Market Participation and Sectoral Choices in Côte d'Ivoire - Research Paper

Several employment options are available to job seekers in Côte d’Ivoire. Four employment options are offered according to the market structure. This makes reference to the public sector, formal private sector, non-agricultural informal sector, and …

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