Regional Conference on Building Democratic Developmental States for Economic Tra
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The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), the UN Economic Commission for Southern Africa, the Southern Africa Trust and UNDP-South Africa hosted a regional conference on “Building Democratic Developmental States for Economic Transformation in Southern Africa” from the 20-22nd July 2015. The conference brought together over 50 participants representing academia, civil society organisations, and representatives of regional economic communities.
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