Private Sector Development
Private sector development and the facilitation of trade, often through better regional integration and agreements, help to build a stronger global market place and fuel development across borders.
The 4th Workshop with the Private Sector in the framework of the Policy Forum on Development (PFD) took place today at the Management Centre Europe, gathering representatives from the private sector, civil society organisations and the European Commission. This year’s meeting was particularly de
The 4th Workshop with the Private Sector in the framework of the Policy Forum on Development (PFD) took place today at the Management Centre Europe, gathering representatives from the private sector, civil society organisations and the European Commission.
"One of the most effective ways to reduce poverty is to encourage
entrepreneurship." (World Bank Report) SIMAMA RANTA loosely translates into
Strengthening the South African economy through youth entrepreneurship. The
approach of the event is to focus South African secondary school's efforts on
the delivery of in-school entrepreneurship education based upon 11 principles
of good practice, throughout the year. The purpose of the exercise is to
enable learners to become job creators rather than job seekers through
entrepreneurship. Three schools from each of 9 provinces are being selected
as models of good practice together with a national winner. Simama Ranta
started in 2010 and is now in its 8th year.
The 11 Principles of good practice in the provision of in-school entrepreneurship education is being explained together with criteria and processes for schools to respond to for participation within the "Simama Ranta" project.
Joblessness is a longstanding challenge for South Africa where the unemployment rate is 26% - officially. Off the record it’s closer to 40%, according to Milly Chesire at the EU Delegation in Pretoria, and hits 70% among historically disadvantaged persons (HDPs).
Published on 12 January 2017, this position paper from the CFS Public Sector Mechanism highlights principles that enhance nutrition-sensitive agriculture:
The discussion panel, organised by the The Guardian newspaper and reported in an article on 18 January 2017, featured participants f
Published in December 2016 by the International Institute for Environment and Development, this four page briefing argues that intensive agriculture involving heavy inputs of chemical fertilisers is de
he next Brussels Development Briefing n.47 on the subject of “Regional
Trade in Africa: Drivers, Trends and Opportunities” will take place on 3rd
February 2017 in Brussels at the ACP Secretariat (Avenue Georges Henri 451,
1200 Brussels) from 09:00 to 13:00. This Briefing will be organised by the
ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in
collaboration with the European Commission / DEVCO, CONCORD, IFPRI and the
ACP Secretariat. *More Info and Registration: