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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
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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