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P ublic- P rivate D ialogue International Workshop on PPD, February 1-2, 2006. The Role of Donors in PPD on a Regional Level. Case study: The ASPB Program Improving the Business Climate in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Background: the SADC and it’s member states.

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The role of donors in ppd on a regional level

Public-Private Dialogue

International Workshop on PPD, February 1-2, 2006

The Role of Donors in PPD on a Regional Level

Case study:

The ASPB Program

Improving the Business Climate

in the Southern African Development Community (SADC)


Background the sadc and it s member states

Background: the SADC and it’s member states

  • 14 member countries: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Mozambique, Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, DR Congo, Madagascar, Mauritius

  • Extreme differences between member countries:

    • Population: 5 smallest countries = 3.4% total SADC population, 3 biggest countries = 64%

    • GDP: 5 smallest countries = 4% total SADC GDP

    • Diversification of economies: RSA, Zimbabwe <-> Congo, Madagascar

    • Political history: Apartheid, very long liberation wars, One-party-systems

    • Colonial heritage: languages, juridical systems, role of civil society

    • Market orientation of Economies: Mauritius <-> Angola


Aspb advisory service for private business

ASPB – Advisory Service for Private Business

  • Funded by German Government (BMZ), implemented by German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)

  • The political, economic, social development of countries can be accelerated and improved by regional integration!

  • Political harmonisation on the regional level must focus on and be followed by enhanced economic exchanges between states.

  • Private sector organizations and business associations play a key role in boosting of intraregional trade and investment

  • ASPB strategy:inventory - analyses - development of tools - development of strategies


Public private dialogue in the sadc

Public Private Dialogue in the SADC


The challenges for aspb

The Challenges for ASPB

  • Use the regional level for mutual information, as reference example, to keep the ball rolling

  • Convince PSO to take initiative

  • Improve analytical skills and capacities of PSO

  • Help the dialogue partners to come to a shared vision on the basic macro-economic problems affecting business (“White Paper”)

  • Improve the database for the dialogue (“RBCS”)

  • Develop a tool for impact monitoring of PPD

  • Make the dialogue a structured one: preparation, doing the dialogue, monitoring the results; regularity

  • Make the PPD a constituent of the political environment


The role of aspb

The Role of ASPB

  • Keep the ball rolling: stay in contact

  • Identify potential “champions” – but don’t try to act as one

  • Strengthen existing ownership

  • Be aware that the dialogue is an instrument, not the aim

  • Develop tools to improve the dialogue

  • Support business organizations to define their strategy for PPD

  • Support activities aiming at improving the quality of the dialogue

    • Existing ownership,

    • Structured dialogue,

    • Permanence and Regularity of dialogue,

    • Broadness of dialogue,

    • Constituency,

    • Real “participation”


The scope of ppd as a constituent of market economy

The Scope of PPD as a Constituent of Market Economy

  • Drafting and monitoring of laws pertaining to the economy and to business

  • Elaboration of National budget

  • Definition of the national position on international trade issues, including during the negotiations


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