The Development Dialogue Seminar is a seminar series hosted by TIPS. The seminars offer a platform to share views and ideas on specific development issues and alternative policy strategies.
Though the seminar programme has been designed for government officials for whom the themes tackled are of relevance, the seminars fact focuses on a wide range of topical development issues. The themes covered span the informal economy to specific trade negotiation challenges. The seminars also attempts to offer perspectives from other countries in the region and beyond.
Who can attend?
Government officials and others who contribute to policy are targeted by the seminar series but all are welcome, though places are limited.
If you would like to attend please contact Rozale Sewduth at email@example.com. Please specify food allergies if any, as a light lunch will be served prior to the seminar.
Seminar by Milton Bateman: Moving from failed ‘anti-developmental’ microcredit to a ‘developmental’ local financial system in South Africa: exploring the key institutions, problems and prospects.
About the speaker
BATEMAN, MILFORD is a freelance consultant on local economic development policy and, since 2005 he has been Visiting Professor of Economics at Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia. He has PhD from University of Bradford, UK, and was a UK University-based lecturer in East European economics and a consultant on local economic development policy, before becoming a full-time consultant on local economic development policy working on local economic development policy and program design and across Eastern Europe, Middle East, China, South Africa and Colombia. Dr Bateman has published widely on issues of local economic and social development through several edited books on entrepreneurship and SME development and a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He is the author of ‘Why Doesn’t Microfinance Work? The Destructive Rise of Local Neoliberalism’ published by Zed Books in 2010.