Fair contracts key to Africa's sustainable development

Fair contracts key to Africas sustainable developmentAfrica has an abundance of resources, but for a long time many Africans have not benefitted from their own resource wealth. In some countries, private investors and self-interested governments have courted each other with inequitable contracts to the detriment of human development.

As African countries foot a larger share of the global development bill, transparency and civil society participation need to be on the agenda if Africa is to grow sustainably.
Makhtar Diop, World Bank’s vice president for Africa, explains more in this video interview and reveals what the world’s largest multilateral donor is doing to promote sustained growth on the continent.

Available at: https://www.devex.com/news/fair-contracts-key-to-africa-s-sustainable-development-87122 

About The Project

Supported by the Department for International Development (DFID) UK, this 3 year project focuses on deepening the understanding of the international politics of development diplomacy, including the key political drivers that influence and shape development policy internationally and the impact this has on South Africa as an emerging development assistance partner.

Key Themes

This project considers three key areas:

  1. The development of the South African Development Partnership Agency (SADPA);
  2. Trilateral development partnerships; and
  3. Multilateral development cooperation.
Aims and Objectives of The Project

The aims of this project include:

  • improving the understanding of the current transition taking place within multilateral development cooperation in both the geo-political North and South;
  • understanding the role of multilateral development cooperation for South Africa’s foreign policy and international engagement in the short, medium, and long-term;
  • review potential opportunities as well as obstacles in engaging in international development assistance
Contact details
Address:   3rd Floor Robert Sobukwe Building
263 Nana Sita Street
South Africa

PO Box 14349
The Tramshed
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      Telephone:   +2712 337 6082
      Fax:   +2786 212 9442
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