The Centre for Development and Enterprise is one of South Africa’s leading development think-tanks, focusing on vital national development issues and their relationship to economic growth and democratic consolidation. Through examining South African realities and international experience, CDC formulates practical policy proposals for addressing major social and economic challenges.
Identifying strategic business and enterprise issues that are of national interest in and to South Africa and in respect of which the CDE can make a significant contribution.
Involving leading South African and international thinkers in defining questions and providing insight and analysis in relation to the South African business sector and finding platforms and channels through which to solicit the views and experience of leaders in business.
Convening workshops and round table discussions in which frank and open discussions between senior decision makers from government, business and civil society is encouraged.
Commissioning leading local and international academics and practitioners to draft high-quality reports and publishing high-quality reports containing data, analysis and policy recommendations.
Actively engaging with leaders in government, business and civil society to promote the value and status of the CDE’s insights and policy recommendations.