The establishment of the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP) is a story of sharing ideals, cooperation, strong
partnerships and hard work.
Article appears on the UCT Alumni & Development website and is an open letter to UCT alumni, by Dr Russell Ally
Dear UCT alumni
2016 closed in a troubling way for many of you. The Annual General Meeting of Convocation had to be aborted and the Annual General Meeting of the Alumni Association had to be postponed.
Article appears on Premium Times on 10 January 2017, by Samson Itodo*
*Samson Itodo is a GSDPP Leading in Public Life alumni
One month after the wind of change blew across West Africa’s poster child of democracy, Ghana, her newly elected president, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo of the National Patriotic Party (NPP) has been sworn into office in an atmosphere of jubilation and elegance.
13-14 July the next international conference of APPAM (Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management), with theme public policy beyond borders, will be organized in Brussels. We are delighted that MGSoG/UNU-MERIT (Maastricht University) and the Maxwell school of Citizenship and Public Affairs (Syracuse University) are academic co-host of the event and we are hoping that it will attract proposals from researchers around the world on this timely and important topic.
APPAM is currently soliciting proposals for single papers, panels, roundtables, and posters in 9 policy areas until January 31, 2017.
The Atlantic Fellowships programmes on social and economic inequality, based at the London School of Economics (LSE), are open for applications.
Some closing dates are looming already!
Article appears on The Conversation on 8 January 2017, by Alan Hirsch
As we know, growth accelerations are pretty commonplace among developing countries. Economist Ricardo Haussman and his colleagues identified 83 growth accelerations of eight consecutive years at 2% higher than the five-yearly average between the mid-1950s and early 2000s
Jeune Afrique, Publié le 19 décembre 2016, Par Stéphane Ballong
Alors que la chute des prix des matières premières a durement frappé l’Afrique, dont la croissance a fortement ralenti en 2016, l’ex-patron de la Commission économique des Nations unies pour l’Afrique insiste sur la nécessité d’accélérer la transformation structurelle du continent.
GSDPP aims to build an esprit de corps amongst leaders in South Africa and Africa more broadly, and to promote peer networks and linkages between leaders in government and in other fields such as academia, business, civil society and the arts.
2017 is an important year for Africa, marking the transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and from the New Economic Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) to Agenda 2063. But, say analysts, achieving these goals will require a tight network of collaborating leaders.
The appointment of Professor Carlos Lopes is yet another coup for UCT’s Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice. Just five years old, UCT’s youngest baby has managed to attract the cream of African intellect to mentor the next generation of the continent’s public servants. Professor Lopes’ appointment was announced at the School’s five year celebration yesterday evening.
Article appears on Business Live on 30 November 2016
Seasoned development economist Carlos Lopes will be joining the University of Cape Town as a visiting professor.
Applications for the new Atlantic Fellows programme in Economics and Social Inequality, based at the London School of Economics and Political Science have now opened. The programme is inviting applications from experienced activists, academics, policy makers and practitioners to explore the causes of inequalities wherever they are found and to challenge them with multi-disciplinary approaches.