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1 REVISED REGIONAL INDICATIVE STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND THE ROLE OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR FIRST ANNUAL SOUTH AFRICA BUSINESS FORUM, AUGUST 2015, GABORNE, BOTSWANA

2 Outline of Presentation 1. Brief Background on the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) and its revision 2. Priorities of the Revised RISDP The Role of the Private Sector in the implementation of the Revised RISDP

3 Brief Background on the RISDP and its Revision When Undertaking 2003 RISDP was developed and approved by SADC Summit in Arusha 2005 Implementation Framework of the RISDP 2011 Internal Desk Assessment of the RISDP carried out and approved by SADC Council Independent Mid-Term Review carried out and approved by Council Task Force comprising the SADC Secretariat, all Member States and key stakeholders developed and finalised Draft Revised RISDP and its Implementation Framework and Indicative Costs April 2015 Approval by SADC Summit of the Revised RISDP and its Implementation Framework and Indicative Costs The Revised RISDP comprises 7 chapters

4 Chapter 4: The RISDP Priorities for This chapter provides the priorities for The rationale: to sharpen the focus of the RISDP implementation & to establish a framework to allocate resources for greater impact. Original priority intervention areas agreed in 2007: A. Trade/Economic liberalization and development C. Peace and security cooperation B. Infrastructure in support of regional integration D. Special programmes of regional dimension

5 The RISDP Priorities for Pillar A: Industrial Development & Market Integration A Pillar B: Infrastructure in support of regional integration B D C Pillar C: Peace and security cooperation Pillar D: Special programmes of regional dimension

6 Priority A Industrial Development and Market Integration:

7 Priority B Infrastructure in support of regional integration: Energy ICT Transport Meteorology Tourism Water

8 Priority C Peace and security cooperation

9 Pillar D Special programmes of regional dimension: Education Food Security Health Natural Resources/ environment Statistics Gender Equality Technology / R & D. Labour Private Sector

10 Flow model of the Priorities of the Revised RISDP Specific Objectives Intervention Areas Strategic Objective Areas of Focus Strategies Priority Area Targeted outputs

11 Overall Goal for the Private Sector To improve the environment for doing business in the region as well as to ensure effective policy and institutional mechanisms for Public Private Dialogue.

12 Areas of Focus for the Private Sector Policy and institutional framework for private sector involvement; Regional Competitiveness and Business Climate Surveys; and Prioritisation of employment creation activities.

13 Strategies for the Private Sector Develop an institutional mechanism for engagement with private sector; Develop a private sector partnership and collaboration strategy; and Implement regional business climate surveys.

14 Selected Targeted Outputs of the Revised RISDP Regional Strategy on Inclusive Business developed and implemented by 2017 Regional Private Sector Partnership and Collaboration Strategy developed and implemented by 2016 Regional agriculture and non-agriculture value chains and value addition strategies in selected sectors developed and implemented by 2020 Policies and Strategies for exploitation of industrial development opportunities in cooperation with other regions developed and implemented by 2018 Regional Trade Development and Promotion Framework developed and implemented by 2018 A Cross Border Payment Mechanism developed and fully implemented by 2020

15 Selected Targeted Outputs of the Revised RISDP Planned Electricity Generation and Transmission Expansion Capacity implemented by 2020 Maritime Corridors Strategy for Oceanic Member States developed and implemented by 2020 Regional Agricultural Policy (RAP) Investment Plan developed and implemented to operationalise the Regional Agricultural Policy by 2017 SADC Regional Blue and Green Economy Strategies and Action Plans developed by 2020 Regional multi- dimensional programme for women s economic empowerment programme developed and implemented by 2020 Preferential programmes to empower out-of-school youth established and implemented by 2018

16 Results Framework of the Revised RISDP Immediate outcome Key performance indicators Targeted outputs Timeframe Responsible Key assumptions The specific objective on the Private Sector contributes foremost to the strategic objective on Sustainable industrial development, trade integration and financial cooperation as well as to other strategic objectives which are reproduced below with their corresponding key performance indicators. Improved involvement of private sector in regional integration Number of active Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) Rating of SADC Member States on the ease of Doing Business and Competitiveness Indices Regional Private Sector Partnership and Collaboration Strategy developed and implemented by 2016 by 2017 Regional Strategy on Inclusive Business developed and implemented Note: Member States entail Government, Civil Society and the Private Sector Secretariat Member States Secretariat Member States Existence of space and conditions for active participation of private sector in regional integration agenda

17 5-Year Implementation Framework and Indicative Public Coordination Costs of the Revised RISDP ( ) IMMEDIATE OUTCOME OUTCOME KEY PERFORMANC E INDICATORS (KPIs) TARGETED OUTPUTS MILESTONES/ ANNUAL OUTPUTS RESPONSIBILITIES 2015/ / / / /20 SECRETARIAT MEMBER STATES The specific objective on the Private Sector contributes foremost to the strategic objective on Sustainable industrial development, trade integration and financial cooperation as well as to other strategic objectives outcomes which are reproduced below with their corresponding key performance indicators. Improved involvement of private sector in regional integration Number of active Public Private Partnerships (PPPs ) Rating of SADC Member States on the ease of Doing Business and Competitiveness Indices Regional Private Sector Partnership and Collaboration Strategy developed and implemented by 2016 Regional Private Sector Strategy developed and approved Action Plan for the Regional Private sector collaboration strategy developed & implementation commenced Platform for the Public-Private Dialogue established Action Plan for the Regional Private sector collaboration strategy implemented PPD Institutional Mechanism established Action Plan for the Regional Private sector strategy implemente d Action Plan for the Regional Private sector strategy monitore d Coordinate development and implementation of the Regional Private Sector Strategy Provide input in the development of the strategy Implement the strategy

18 Proposed Strategies for Sustainable Financing of the Revised RISDP Operationalisation of the SADC Regional Development Fund; Institutionalisation of self-financing mechanisms, including voluntary contributions by Member States, Diaspora, Civil Society and Private Sector; Promotion of non-traditional Development Partners such as the BRICS in the context of South-South Cooperation; and Promotion of the use of Public-Private Partnerships in the development and financing of infrastructure.

19 The Role of the Private Sector SADC acknowledges the critically important role of the private sector in regional development. The Revised RISDP recognises that the private sector is the engine of growth in terms of wealth creation, employment generation and poverty reduction. The Revised RISDP includes strategies to integrate the private sector in policy and strategy formulation in order to accelerate and achieve sustainable regional economic integration. Private sector provides representativeness and leadership, and contributes resources.

20 The Role of the Private Sector In order to accomplish the core objectives of the Revised RISDP for the SADC region, and to quote Jeffrey Sachs, we need a mixed economy approach, relying on the two pillars of government and markets; we will need a commitment not only to efficiency but also to fairness and sustainability and we will need to act holistically

21 Economic development is something much wider and deeper than economics... Its roots lie outside the economic sphere, in education, organization, discipline and, beyond that, in political independence and a national consciousness of self-reliance. E.F Schumacher, Small is Beautiful, chapter 13

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