Ann Bernstein, founding executive director of the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) in South Africa is one of the country’s leading development experts and policy analysts.
In 1994 she was appointed a member of the Transformation Team, then the Board of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (1994 - 2001). In 2005 she was selected as a Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington DC. In 2007 she joined the Board of the Brenthurst Foundation. In 2008 and 2009 she was invited to the World Economic Forum in Davos as an African faculty member. She has published extensively on democracy, development and policy-making in South Africa, including the books Migration and Refugee Policies (with M. Weiner, 1999), Business and Democracy: Cohabitation or Contradiction? (with P.L. Berger, 1998), and Policy Making in A New Democracy: South Africa’s Challenges for the 21st century (1999).
Her new book, The Case for Business in Developing Economies, has just been published by Penguin.
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