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Beyond development as a business by-product?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 16-03-2012

Bruce Byiers

That the private sector is important, if not key, to economic development is nothing new. However, w [...]


Partnerships for institutional development - Think big, start small

Talking Points Blog | Published on 25-03-2016

Karim Karaki

Though the role of institutions in fostering economic transformation and development is widely ackno [...]


US – Africa Leaders Summit: Are we up for a New Deal?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 01-08-2014

Isabelle Ramdoo (Alumna)

Next week (4 - 6 August) the United States will host the first ever US-Africa Summit in Washington D [...]


How Will the EU's Private Sector Strategy Play Out?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 18-06-2014

Bruce Byiers | Florian Krätke (Alumnus)

Having spent an average of €350 million ($477 million) per year on private sector development over [...]


Public-Private Cooperation for Development: A Working-Together-Apart Relationship

Talking Points Blog | Published on 11-12-2014

Focus on economicsThe policy for international cooperation of The Netherlands combines aid, trade an [...]


Africa’s industrialisation is not a choice, it is an imperative!

Talking Points Blog | Published on 27-03-2013

Isabelle Ramdoo (Alumna)

The 6th Joint United Nations Economic Commission for Africa-African Union Commission meeting of Fina [...]


Can cities pave the way towards a sustainable future?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 03-12-2015

With rapid urbanisation, cities are at a critical juncture. They have always been a major driver of [...]


Blending or still just mixing?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 04-03-2015

Although several Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been reached, there is still a huge financ [...]


African Minerals Development Centre – Launch of a Milestone for Making Good Use of Minerals for Africa’s Development?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 20-12-2013

Sebastian Große-Puppendahl

The 3rd Ordinary Session of the African Union Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Minera [...]


Private sector for development is the “new black”

Talking Points Blog | Published on 15-06-2012

Bruce Byiers

Promoting private sector development in poor countries and engaging with firms for achieving develop [...]