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8 Dec 2016
Lesotho: National development strategy has been reviewed by CESS Institute



CESS Institute assessed the implementation process of the Lesotho National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP 2012-17). This assessment and report review progress, identify the challenges and gaps towards the plans implementation, acknowledge impacts of the plan on Lesotho and reflect on lessons to be learned from this process.  This evidence based review is being carried out as a mean to understand the strengths and weaknesses of NSDP and utilize this knowledge to scope out the parameters and needs of a second National Development Plan NSDP2.



30 Nov 2016
CESS Institute delivers a keynote to boost Canadian investors to choose Africa


At the invitation of Laval University and Quebec International, Dr. Gaston GOHOU delivers a keynote speech to encourage Canadian and especially Quebec investors to choose Africa to expand their business. The event was organized at Laval University on November 28, 2016 in Quebec City, Canada. Important business men and women, several diplomatic representatives of African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal,…),  representative from the Quebec government ( Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation) and students attended this important event. 



31 Mar 2016
Press Conference: Evaluation of the SME Business Climate in CI and Rwanda


CESS Institute held a pres conference on March 11, 2016 at ENSEA, Abidjan, CI, presenting the result of  SME business climate Evaluation for CI and Rwanda, done in 2014/2015. During this pers conference, Dr. Gaston Gohou, president of CESS Institute and team leader of the evaluation, stated that there are ways to help the development of PME in CI and Rwanda. One of his recommendations was to strengthen the participation of SMEs in the policy making and strategy, in addition, government should openly promote and protect SME to improve their competitiveness.

Please click here for the video, the event was covered by 

Please click here for full report of the activity.  



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