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Our professional development programme meets top international standards and is specially designed for professionals in Africa. It brings together leaders from the private sector - entrepreneurs, SME directors, top executives from local and...
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Appointment of former UN Economic Commission for Africa head at UCT
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Sunday, 19 February 2017
Building State Capability

Building State Capability: Evidence, Analysis, Action by Matt Andrews*, Lant Pritchett and Michael Woolcock looks at capability shortfalls that currently exist in many countries, analyses this evidence and identifies capability traps that hold many governments back—particularly related to isomorphic mimicry and premature load-bearing.

*Matt Andrews is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and teaches a core module on GSDPP's Master of Philosophy in Development Policy and Practice programme.

Publication Date:
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 10:45

Report on the Proposed Recommendations for the Institutional Reform of the African Union by H.E. Paul Kagame

As an outcome of the successful adoption of the Kigali Decision on Financing the African Union, the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State determined that there was an urgent need to accelerate the ongoing reform of the African Union, and decided to entrust the task of preparing a report on the proposed way forward to President Paul Kagame of Rwanda.

To this end, President Kagame appointed a pan-African advisory team to assist with the review, with whom he held a series of consultative meetings to identify the African Union’s strengths and shortcomings, and consider proposals for reform.

Publication Date:
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 09:45
MPhil class

The GSDPP will welcome a new wave of emerging leaders from all over Africa into the MPhil in Development Policy and Practice programme and the Building Bridges Young Leaders Programme this February.

Publication Date:
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 12:30
Graduation December 2016

20 December 2016 saw Nkere Skosana, Lauren Uppink and Felix Mwenge graduate from the Master of Philosophy in Development Policy and Practice

Publication Date:
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 10:45