ADB SEMINAR: The Role of Institutions in Underpinning Inclusive Economic Growth in South Africa
What is the role of the state in economic development? And what are the dynamics of fostering institutions for structural transformation and inclusive growth? The DPRU hosted a seminar in October, on "The Role of Institutions in Underpinning Inclusive Economic Growth in South Africa", where 7 experts presented their findings on the role of institutions in underpinning inclusive growth in South Africa, drawing lessons, where possible, from the development experience of South Korea.
This event forms part of a broader project commissioned by the African Development Bank. The DPRU co-ordinated a multi-paper study under the project banner ‘Country Development Policy in Practice: Lessons from the South Korea Development Experience’. The 7 different papers explored the interplay of institutions & economic development in South Africa. South Korea’s experience with economic transformation and a developmental state provided an important benchmark for the authors to stimulate policy debate on development policy in practice.
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To read the seminar summary report, click here.
To view the seminar programme click here.
PDFs of the seminar slide presentations are accessible by clicking on the images below:
For more photographs from the event, click here.
*Credit for event photographs: Blake Woodhams