Reimagining the aid and development sectors to become truly “sustainable”
At Development Reimagined, we take seriously the agency of low-income and middle-income countries to reshape aid and development – including the global health, agriculture and humanitarian sectors – into more equitable, sustainable and exit-able systems.
As a pioneering, African-led development consultancy, our team provides a unique perspective backed by evidence-based analyses of the challenges and opportunities for change in aid and development, along with tailored support to organisations and partners that wish to drive internal or external change and/or design new programmes that truly center recipient needs.
We do not shy away from difficult topics or conversations, but also focus on the practical activities, norms and outputs that might be needed. In all our work, we conduct and draw evidence and inspiration from a diverse set of organisations, other non-development sectors as well as a diverse range of countries, including emerging economies such as China.
Our work on Making Africa’s Pharmaceutical Needs a Reality: Part 1 and Part 2 is a key example, where we investigated the local medicines manufacturing deficit in Africa, and the learning opportunities from China and India’s pharmaceutical sectors.
Reimagining aid and development to become truly “sustainable”
Meet Our expert lead
Leslie Mudimu is the Programme Manager for the Decolonising Development programme. She is a multidisciplinary social scientist with a background in Politics, History, International Relations, Justice and Transformation and Development Studies. Leslie’s academic research focus was on the inclusion of women in transitional justice processes and the representation of women in politics in Zimbabwe. She has professional experience in qualitative research, project management and marketing and communications. She previously worked with a range of organisations such as UNAIDS, MSF, Institute for Security Studies, supporting systems change processes, evaluation and project communications. Leslie is a trained facilitator with expertise in online and in-person facilitation. She was an ASRI Future Leaders Fellow in 2021 and was awarded an Andrew Mellon Scholarship in 2019 to pursue her Masters. She holds a Master of Arts in Development Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) degree from the University of Cape Town.
What we do
Helping you cultivate the key relationships you need to expand your impact
Professional events and stakeholder facilitation
We organise private and public events in both online and hybrid formats, from transcontinental dialogue conferences to internal learning sessions for leading organisations – bringing relevant stakeholders together to rethink the wide scope of challenges in the development and aid sector.
Cross-continental, Africa-focused analyses and infographics
We specialise in exploring African economies and development issues on a cross-continental basis through timely articles and infographics that centre African and other low- and middle-income stakeholders and inform on-going trends and conversations, including on policy topics such a global health, sovereign debt and trade.
Delivering analyses and infographics that shape the conversation
Keeping you one step ahead of critical developments
Research reports and policy briefs
We offer cutting-edge research and policy advice for organisations and governments on practical steps to decolonise development work and institutions – from the global health to trade and agriculture sectors – helping key decision-makers shift structures and systems to chart more equitable and sustainable paths forward.
Accessible, informative media for decolonisation
We prepare accessible and educational briefings by experts and leaders from African and other low- and middle-income countries about current development trends and policy issues. These are viewed by thousands, including key decision-makers globally.
Elevating inclusive, sustainable perspectives
How we can help you
BROWSE OUR WORK ON DECOLONISING DEVELOPMENT
December 2023: What progress has been made in fighting HIV/AIDS in Africa? This year’s theme on World AIDS Day is “Let the Communities Lead,” but ours
Infographic: African Countries Overwhelmingly Support a Humanitarian Truce in Gaza but Reluctant to Condemn Hamas
October 2023-On Friday, 27th October, the UN General Assembly approved a non-binding resolution calling for a humanitarian truce in Gaza. The 193-member global body adopted
October 2023- A new report by The Advocacy Team and Development Reimagined reveals some of the financing options for reparations and makes recommendations on the
Amidst a backdrop of global challenges, almost 60% of African member states have gathered for the 2023 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York
August 2023: On the 21st of August 2023, on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit, Development Reimagined and the South African Institute of International Affairs
August 2023: Over the past year, Development Reimagined has been leading the call for the African Union (AU) to join the G20 as a permanent
August 2023: The BRICS Summit has kicked off this week in South Africa, including a new announcement by President Cyril Ramphosa that South Africa will
In May 2023, the WHO announced that COVID-19 was no longer a global health emergency. But does this ring true for the African continent, especially
Event: From Paris to Delhi: The Demand for a New Financial Architecture – Why the G20 Needs the African Union
June 22nd 2023, Paris. Development Reimagined and the African Climate Foundation (ACF) co-hosted a panel discussion on the side lines of the Summit for a
A new Policy Brief by Development Reimagined gives reasons for the African Union (AU) to join the G20 as a permanent member, offering compelling reasons
May 2023: At a recent conference the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat’s Secretary General Wamkele Mene remarked “I see milk from New Zealand in
March 2023: As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact, alongside the continued Russia-Ukraine crisis, international cooperation
Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Director General Wu Peng, Your Excellency Sylla Deputy Director Zhang Jianhua Resident Coordinator Chatterjee I want to express my
In the past year, cholera has returned to the fore as a public health disease of concern, with current outbreaks being battled in 22 countries
There have been four key instances in the United Nations where African countries have had the opportunity to express their views on the Russia-Ukraine war
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