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Latest News: Approval and Adoption of the SADC Vision 2050, RISDP 2020-2030, and Mechanism

By |19th August 2020|

Imani Development is proud and grateful to note the official communique from the recent 40th SADC Summit.

The Heads of SADC States approved and adopted Vision 2050, which articulates the shared development objectives of the region for the next 30 years, and the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) 2020-30, which provides clear and achievable goals […]

Unlocking MSME growth in Sub-Saharan Africa by Katlego Nkgudi

By |26th June 2020|

Private sector development – micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) – as envisaged by SDG 8, typically follows a state-led approach, where national agencies conduct a variety of activities in order to i) improve the business environment: including investing infrastructure, establishing apex bodies, and arranging trade deals with foreign partners on behalf of the private […]

Supporting South Sudan to cope with the trade impact of COVID-19 by Charles Data Alemi

By |22nd May 2020|

Like every other country, the spread of COVID-19 is proving to be a double tragedy with effects on both health and economic well being. Despite taking a while to confirm its first case, which happened on 6th April 2020, the number of cases in South Sudan are growing rapidly with the count reaching 194 cases […]

Latest News: STATEMENT ON COVID-19

By |7th May 2020|

During these challenging and unprecedented times, we all find ourselves in uncharted territory. Here at Imani Development, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the tremendous difficulties being experienced by many of our clients, partners, and associates as they are uniquely affected by COVID-19.

Like most people and organisations, we have been doing our best […]

The potential impact of COVID-19 on African trade by Andrew Parker, Nick Charalambides and Jay Grunder

By |1st April 2020|

There will be a number of changes to African trade due to COVID-19, but it is acknowledged that at this stage there is a very high degree of uncertainty around scenarios.

Not just global supply chain disruptions, but changing demand: Supermarkets in the Global North are struggling with changing demand to domestic consumption rather than retail. This […]

Identifying additionality in an established market system: A market system review of the Avocado & Mango sector in Kenya by Martin Eichhorn

By |10th January 2020|

INTRODUCTION

The AgriFI Kenya Challenge Fund Initiative aims to support productive and market-integrated smallholder agriculture in Kenya, improving the capacity of farmers to practice environmentally sustainable agricultural businesses in inclusive value chains (VCs). The anticipated impacts of the fund include benefits relating to gender, youth, climate, nutrition and food security. Through their interactions with smallholder farmers […]

Latest News: Richard Hess retires as Group Chairman of Imani Development International

By |22nd November 2019|

Today we would like to take this opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge Richard Hess as he retires from his position as Group Chairman of Imani Development International.

Richard Hess started Imani in 1982 in Zimbabwe, from his humble home office in Harare. From these early beginnings the company grew to having a broad footprint across Eastern […]

Job Position: Junior Economist

By |15th November 2019|

Junior Economist/Researcher

Cape Town | 5 days | Closes 31 December 2019 

Based in Observatory, Cape Town in a vibrant business park. We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Junior Economist.

Primary Responsibilities:
You will work in close collaboration with other members of the projects team and directors. You will be involved in developing and undertaking consultancy services […]

Key outcomes from COMESA policy dialogue on STR implementation by Charles Data Alemi

By |6th November 2019|

COMESA recently held a technical policy dialogue in Nairobi Kenya on implementation of the COMESA Simplified Trade Regime (STR) from the 8th to the 9th of October. Organized by COMESA under the 11 European Development Fund (EDF) Small Scale Cross Border Trade Initiative (SCCBTI), the meeting objective was to discuss policy and technical aspects of […]

The poverty, growth and inequality triangle by Sean Schwager

By |31st October 2019|

Poverty, Growth and Inequality

Poverty reduction is a social imperative that society largely agrees on. From this agreement emerges two starkly divergent schools of thought which dominate news headlines and public discourse. We often hear the term “trickledown economics”, the idea that economic growth within an economy is the best way to reduce poverty and benefit those at […]