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Patrick Bond debates GDP with SA government, Pretoria, 31 October

Department of International Relations and Cooperation
Policy, Research and Analysis Unit

“The Future of Gross Domestic Product (GDP):
Alternative instruments for the measurement of national economic growth and development”

Friday, 31 October 2014, 10:00 – 12:00
Multipurpose Centre, OR Tambo Building, DIRCO

09:30 – 10:00 Arrival and welcome tea

10:00 – 10:05 Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Ms Maud Dlomo (tbc) Deputy Director-General: Diplomatic Training, Research and Development Department of International Relations and Cooperation

10:05 – 10:25 Beyond Gross Domestic Problem: Why GDP Doesn’t Add Up?
Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti Director, Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation, University of Pretoria

10:25 – 10:45 The Future of GDP and a Path to Alternatives?
Prof Patrick Bond Director: Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal

10:45 – 10:55 Discussant
Dr Sheldon Moulton (tbc) Director: Economic Development, Department of International Relations and Cooperation

10:55 – 11:55 Interactive Discussion

11:55 – 12:00 Closing Remarks by Programme Director Mr Fadl Nacerodien
Chief Director: Policy Research and Analysis Unit

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