The African programme on rethinking development economics

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Our partners

Our Partners

APORDE 2016 is supported by the Department of Trade and Industry and the Industrial Development Corporation; both crucially involved in economic development, with an emphasis on job creation and capacity building.

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is a government unit responsible for promoting structural transformation towards a dynamic industrial and globally competitive economy. It broadens participation in the economy to strengthen economic development and continually aims to respond effectively to the needs of South Africa’s economic citizens.

Its objectives include facilitating transformation of the economy to promote industrial development, investment, competitiveness and employment creation; to advance South Africa’s trade, industrial policy and economic development objectives by building mutually beneficial regional and global relations; and to facilitate broad-based economic participation through targeted interventions.

The department is also responsible for creating a fair regulatory environment that enables investment, trade and enterprise development in a more social manner; and promotes a professional, ethical, dynamic, competitive and customer-focused working environment that ensures effective and efficient service delivery.

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) was established as a national development finance institution to promote economic growth and industrial development. The organisation’s primary objectives are to contribute to the creation of balanced, sustainable economic growth in South Africa and the rest of Africa.

It prides itself on serving as a catalyst for balanced, sustainable development; identifying and supporting opportunities not addressed by the market; and providing risk capital in partnership with the private and public sectors.

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2017 APORDE Seminar

2017 APORDE Seminar

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About APORDE

The African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE) is a two-week, high-level training programme in development economics, public policymaking, and development strategies aimed at building capacity in the South, particularly in Africa.

The Rationale

APORDE was founded on the need to broaden perspectives on development thinking and policymaking.

Lecturers

Lecturers

APORDE 2016 will feature leading international and African economists to lead discussions and share their views on economic development and industrialisation issues.

Our partners

Our partners

APORDE 2016 is supported by the Department of Trade and Industry and the Industrial Development Corporation; both crucially involved in economic development, with an emphasis on job creation and capacity building.

Contact us

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