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EU Approves EUR100 Million for Infrastructure Development in South Africa

Ahead of the EU-South Africa Summit to take place in Pretoria on July 18, the European Union has approved a ground-breaking EUR100 million program to support infrastructure development, through an innovative grant-loan blending mechanism, for South Africa and the region.

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South Africa, EU to tackle job creation

The 6th South Africa-European Union Summit ended in Pretoria on Thursday with the leaders of the two sides in agreement that joint programmes in education and training were needed to address the common challenge of job creation.

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The Durban BRICS Summit: Partnership for Development and Integration

Durban Brics

The media hype and international attention that centered on Durban during the fifth BRICS Summit (26–27 March) has faded. As the dust settles, a number of lingering questions remain around the role of South-South cooperation and the establishment of a BRICS Development Bank, and the implications of the eThekwini Declaration and Action Plan for international cooperation more generally, and for Africa in particular. It is within this context that the IGD held a seminar to further interrogate the outcomes of the Durban Summit and its implications for Africa and wider South-South development cooperation.

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Multilateral Development Cooperation: What does it mean for South Africa’s foreign policy?


On 15 March 2013, the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD), with support from DFID, hosted a working roundtable focusing on multilateral development cooperation and South Africa’s foreign policy. This forms part of the Institute’s focus on development diplomacy aimed at deepening the understanding and furthering discussions of South Africa’s role in a transitioning development assistance landscape between academia, civil society, and government departments. International development cooperation is set to play an increasingly important role in the foreign policy toolkit. Read the full report here

What Happens Now? – The Post-2015 Agenda After the High-level Panel

dd4The Global Dashboard has released a briefing paper ‘What Happens Now? – The Post-2015 Agenda After the High-Level Panel. Read Here

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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