• About Aporde

    APORDE was created in 2007 at the initiative of Nicolas Pons-Vignon (then at IFAS, now at Wits University) and Nimord …

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    APORDE  will feature leading international and African economists to lead discussions and share their views on economic development and industrialisation …

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    APORDE is supported by the Department of Trade and Industry and the Industrial Development Corporation; both crucially involved in economic development, with an …

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    Joburg may well be the perfect city: its summers are warm with spectacular thundershowers; its winters are relatively mild.

Aporde 2021 Call for Application


We would like to announce that the fifteenth edition of the African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE) is currently CLOSED.


Thandika Mkandawire Prize for Outstanding Scholarship in African Political Economy and Economic Development and Prize for Young Scholars

The African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE) and the South African Research Chair in Industrial Development (SARChI Industrial Development) would like to announce that we are awarding the 2021 Prize for Young Scholars to Julia Ngozi Chukwuma from Nigeria, for her paper ‘The political economy of health system reform in Nigeria: a National Health Act for universal health coverage in Nigeria?’…..

 Prize Statement 2021 document.

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2018 Aporde programme