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Outcome Statement/Communiqué on the Regional Conference on Building Democratic Developmental States for Economic Transformation in Southern Africa

Preamble The Regional Conference on Building Democratic Developmental States for Economic Transformation in Southern Africa was organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa – Southern Africa (ECA-SA), United Nations Development Programme – South Africa (UNDP-SA), Southern Africa Trust (the Trust), and the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA). The Conference took place […]

Decisive Industrialisation Policies Essential to Building Developmental States in Southern Africa

by Southern Africa Trust 21 July 2015 – Pretoria – Developmental states in southern Africa must invest in the implementation of clear regional and national policies towards industrialisation and beneficiation while also building human capacity. “Africa has never been poor and it’s not poor,” said Obed Ligate of the University of North America. Africa has […]

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Regional Conference to Debate Strategies for Building Democratic Developmental States for Economic Transformation in Southern Africa

Africa is the only region unlikely to meet the Millennium Development Goal on halving poverty by 2015. Lacking basic infrastructure, much of the continent relieson fortuitous events such as periodic high commodity prices, occasional good rains, and whimsical aid. Why has Africa’s development lagged behind other regions? The regional conference Building Democratic Developmental States for […]