African Centre for Development Finance

The African Centre for Development Finance

The African Centre for Development Finance (ACDF) is a research centre that aims to become a leader in applied and sustainable policy-orientated research in all fields of development finance and capacity building in Africa.

This is driven by:

Discovering, facilitating and communicating knowledge

This knowledge must contribute to integrated, inclusive and sustainable financial development solutions in Africa’s emerging, developing and transitional economies

Conducting applied research to improve policy implementation

This policy implementation must be beneficial to development finance in the African context

Entering into agreements to undertake joint research

These joint research agreements must occur with foremost African capacity-building and developmental institutions

Our vision, values and milestones


Vision

ACDF’s vision is to become a leading academic centre of excellence for applied and sustainable policy-orientated research in all fields of development finance and capacity building in Africa.

 


Values

The core values of ACDF are:

  • Collaborating in research, training and consulting activities
  • Encouraging rapid dissemination and application of its research findings in policy formulation in the field of development finance
  • Committing itself to develop the capacity of aspiring tertiary students through community development investment (CDI) projects in Africa
  • Positioning itself to produce the next generation of researchers and policy makers in development finance in Africa

 


Key Milestones

  • Collaborated with the programme heads and faculty members of USB’s cluster of Development Finance programmes (postgraduate diploma, MPhil and PhD) to produce 150 students on the Postgraduate Diploma, over 150 students on the MPhil and 10 graduates on the PhD. Currently, USB has over 150 MPhil students and 35 PhD students in Development Finance
  • Offered tailor-made short courses to corporates in Africa

 

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Dr Sola Oduwole, Coordinator of the Africa Centre for Development Finance:

Email: olusola@sun.ac.za
Centre email: usbacdf@sun.ac.za
Mobile: +27 (0) 82 823 4274
Phone: +27 (0) 21 918 4485 or +27 (0) 21 918 4238

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Carl Cronje Drive, Bellville 7530, Cape Town

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