Publications, reports and speaking engagements

PUBLICATIONS

Lead Author (2019) Pharmaceutical industry in Sub-Sahara Africa; a guide for promoting pharmaceutical production in Africa, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Vienna

White, S. (2018) ‘Creating an Enabling Local Business Environment’, Conference Paper, Australian Regional Development Conference, 17-18 September 2018, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia

White, S. (2017) ‘A systemic framework for entrepreneurship and sustainability’, in Hartz-Karp, J. and Marinova, D. Methods for Sustainability Research, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham UK, Northampton, MA, USA

White, S. and D. Aylward (2017) Scoping study on formalisation of the agricultural and agribusiness sectors, Business Environment Reform Facility and UK Department for International Development, London.

White, S. (2016) “Innovation and the drive for more dynamic and competitive local economies”, Economic Development Quarterly Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 18-20.

White, S. (2016) “Supporting innovation in an age of disruption”, Asia and Pacific Policy Society –– Policy Forum, 12 October 2016: http://www.policyforum.net/supporting-innovation-age-disruption/

White, S. (2016) “Regulating for local content: Limitations of legal and regulatory instruments in promoting small scale suppliers in extractive industries in developing economies” in The Extractive Industries and Society, forthcoming: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214790X16300983?np=y

White, S. (2016) Beyond national business environment reform; a review of donor agency support for regional and local business environment reform, Donor Committee for Enterprise Development, Cambridge: https://www.enterprise-development.org/wp-content/uploads/BEWG-DCED-Technical-Report-Beyond-National-BER-2016.pdf

Principal Author (2016) Supporting Business Environment Reforms: Practical Guidance for Development Agencies – Annex: Supporting Business Environment Reforms within Industry Sectors, Donor Committee for Enterprise Development, Cambridge: http://www.enterprise-development.org/wp-content/uploads/BEWG-DCED-Annex-Sector-BER.pdf

White, S. (2016) “The Local Dimension to Innovation”, Asia and Pacific Policy Society –– Policy Forum, 2 June 2016: http://www.policyforum.net/the-local-dimension-to-innovation/

White, S. (2016) “Resisting the formulaic: measuring the impact of aid on entrepreneurship and development”, Paper delivered to the 2016 Australasian Aid Conference, Australia National University, Canberra, 10-11 February 2016: http://devpolicy.org/2016-Australasian-aid-conference/Papers/White-Resisting-the-Formulaic.pdf

White, S. & P. Fortune (2015) Business Environment Reform and Poverty, Rapid Evidence Assessment, DFID, https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/471215/business-environment-reform.pdf

White, S. & P. Fortune (2015) Business Environment Reform and Investment Promotion and Facilitation, Rapid Evidence Assessment, DFID, https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/471224/Business-environment-reform-investment.pdf

WHITE, S. (2015) Supporting Sector-Focused Business Environment Reform in Developing Countries, Donor Committee for Enterprise Development, Cambridge: http://www.enterprise-development.org/wp-content/uploads/DCEDBEWGSectorBERReport2015.pdf

White, S. (2014) Labour Laws, the Business Environment and the Growth of Micro and Small Enterprises in South Asia, International Labour Organization ISBN: 978M92M2M129437M5 (print), 978M92M2M129438M2 (web PDF) http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—asia/—ro-bangkok/—sro-new_delhi/documents/publication/wcms_344606.pdf

Principal Author (2013): Supporting Business Environment Reforms: Practical Guidance for Development Agencies – Annex: Measuring Donor-Supported Business Environment Reform Results, Donor Committee for Enterprise Development, Cambridge: http://www.businessenvironment.org/dyn/be/docs/detail2/265/4

White, S. (2013) Case Studies in the Measurement of Donor-Supported Business Environment Reform Results, Donor Committee for Enterprise Development, Cambridge: http://www.businessenvironment.org/dyn/be/docs/detail2/264/4

Principal Author (2011): Supporting Business Environment Reforms: Practical Guidance for Development Agencies; Annex on How Business Environment Reform Can Promote Formalisation, Donor Committee for Enterprise Development, Cambridge: http://www.enterprise-development.org/page/download?id=1754

White, S. (2011) 51 Lessons for Donor and Development Agencies Supporting Business Environment Reform, Donor Committee for Enterprise Development, Cambridge: http://www.businessenvironment.org/dyn/be/docs/detail2/223/6

White, S. (2011) Measuring the Results of Business Environment Reform Support Programmes in Developing and Transition Economies; Toward a Framework for Assessing Programme Outcomes and Impacts, Donor Committee for Enterprise Development, Cambridge

White, S., Azher, S., Quader, M., & Rahman, M. A. (2011) Review of Donor-Supported Business Environment Reforms Programmes and Practices in Bangladesh, Donor Committee for Enterprise Development, Cambridge: http://www.businessenvironment.org/dyn/be/docs/detail2/221/6

White, S., Küsel, C., Hegazy, F., Killmeyer-Oleche, A., Wanyiri, A. & Heinrich, M. (2011) Review of Donor-Supported Business Environment Reforms Programmes and Practices in Rwanda, Donor Committee for Enterprise Development, Cambridge: http://www.businessenvironment.org/dyn/be/docs/detail2/222/6

White, S. (2012) Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Iraq; A Survey Analysis, ILO Regional Office for Arab States: http://www.psdc-iraq.org/sites/default/files/ILO%20Iraq%20MSME%20Analysis%20Final.pdf

White, S. (2010) Conditions affecting MSME growth and employment creation in Iraq; a synthesis assessment; Iraq Task Force Working Group on Private Sector and SME Development, MSME Sector Development Component of PSDP-I

White, S., Winton, E. & Engels, S. (2010) Review of Donor-Supported Business Environment Reforms Programmes and Practices in Kenya, Donor Committee for Enterprise Development, Cambridge: http://www.businessenvironment.org/dyn/be/docs/detail2/224/6

White, S. (2009) “Youth owned and managed enterprises: a career of choice or last resort?” in Youth Enterprise Journal Vol. 1, No. 1, January pp. 6-20.

White, S. (2008) Assessing the Business Environment for Women’s Entrepreneurship Development; Consultant’s Guide, Women’s Entrepreneurship Development and Gender Equality (WEDGE) Programme, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the International Labour Office, Geneva

White, S. (2007) A Conceptual Framework to Guide Research on Private Sector Development in Developing Countries, International Development Research Centre: https://www.idrc.ca/en/article/working-paper-6-conceptual-framework-guide-research-private-sector-development-developing

White, S. (2008) Mapping of Commercial Alternative Dispute Resolution Programmes in Developing Economies: Donor and Development Agencies and Service Providers, International Finance Corporation, Washington DC

White, S. (2006) Role of the Private Sector in Poverty Reduction Strategies; Synthesis of a Six-Country Study, International Labour Office, Geneva

White, S. (2005) State support for development initiatives in peripheral regions; enduring political centralism in an age of global localisation, a PhD thesis submitted in 2005 to the University of Western Australia

White, S. & P. Fortune (2004) Review of DFID Activities in the Enabling Environment; Final Report, Investment, Competition and Enabling Environment Team, Policy Division, Department of International Development, London, December: http://www.businessenvironment.org/dyn/be/docs/89/dfid%20review%20of%20activities%20in%20the%20ee%202004.pdf

Reinecke, G. & S. White (2004) Policies for small enterprises; creating the right environment for good jobs, International Labour Organization, Geneva (ISBN92-2-113724-4): http://www.amazon.com/Policies-Small-Enterprises-Creating-Environment/dp/9221137244

White, S. (2004) Donor practices in designing initiatives for improving the business environment for small enterprises, Donor Committee for Enterprise Development, Cambridge: http://www.enterprise-development.org/wp-content/uploads/Donor-approaches-to-improving-the-BE-White-et-al-2004.pdf

White, S., Alamgir, D., Allcorn, C., Hossain, N., Hossain, N., Matsaert, F., & Kagohashi, H. (2004) Unleashing the Bengal Tiger; Realising Private Sector Potential in Bangladesh, DFID Bangladesh, Dhaka

White, S. & J. Chacaltana (2002) Enabling small enterprise development through a better business environment; Donor experiences in supporting reforms in the business environment, Donor Committee for Enterprise Development: http://www.gsdrc.org/docs/open/ds43.pdf

Synopsis of the International Labour Conference Recommendation 189, Recommendation concerning general conditions to stimulate job creation in small and medium-sized enterprises, for the International labour Organization (2001)

Booklet for the International Labour Organization introducing the policy, legal and regulatory environment for small enterprise employment (White, S. 2001)

White, S. & P. Kenyon (1989) Initiatives for the development of enterprise action and strategies; Enterprise-based youth employment policies, strategies and programmes, Skills Working Paper No. 1, InFocus Programme on Skills, Knowledge and Employability, ILO Geneva: http://www.ilo.org/youthmakingithappen/PDF/skillswp1.pdf

White, S. (1997) Strategies for Small Business Development; A Guide for Regional and Local Authorities, FES/NNCCI, Windhoek, Namibia

White, S. (1997) Youth Enterprise Manual, National Youth Council (Namibia), Windhoek, Namibia

Tools for a Competitive EDGE (Enterprise Development for Growth and Equity), National Small Business Council, Pretoria, South Africa (White, S. 1997)

Kenyon, P. & S. White (1996) Our Stake in the Future, a handbook on how to prepared national youth policies. Published by the Commonwealth Youth Programme, London

Kenyon, P. & S. White (1996) Young People and Self-Employment, a report on national research conducted by IDEAS on the experience of young women and men in self-employment, National Youth Affairs Research Scheme, Canberra

White, S. (1995) Creating an enabling environment for small and medium sized enterprise (SME) development; A guide for assessing the legal and regulatory environment. International Labour Organization, Geneva

White, S. (1994) Training Package on Local Small Scale Enterprises in Namibia (ISBN 99916-30-33-3)

White, S. (1991) Promoting Enterprise Development in Albany, Western Australia, Commonwealth Secretariat, United Kingdom (ISBN 983-800-002-7)

White, S. (1991) Developing the Informal Sector, Institute of Science and Technology Policy Discussion Paper, Murdoch University, 1991

Wells, C., R. Jones, M. Osman, & S. White (1987) Local Economic Development: A Guide, Western Australian Department of Employment and Training, Perth

SELECTED PUBLIC TALKS, TEACHING AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Speaker: “The Real Role of Local Government in Economic Development; Separating Theories from Practices”, National Economic Development Conference 2016: “Investing in Collaboration”, Economic Development Australia, 5-7 October 2016, Swan Valley, Western Australia

Key note speaker to the Southern African Fertilizer Association Annual Congress in Johannesburg, South Africa, 19 April 2016

Paper presented to the 2016 Australasian Aid Conference, Australia National University, Canberra, 10-11 February 2016: “Resisting the formulaic: measuring the impact of aid on entrepreneurship and development”

Presentation to the East and Southern Africa Fertilizer Platform Conference and Expo on regulatory reform in the fertilizer sector: 24 September 2015, Lusaka, Zambia

Workshop facilitator for the design of the second phase of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Development and Gender Equality (WEDGE) Programme in Africa (Mombasa 2011)

Course convener and lecturer, Innovation and Public Policy, Master of Management in Innovation Studies, Wits Business School, Johannesburg (2011)

Lectured for the Masters of Management in ICT Policy and Regulation at the Graduate School of Public Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand (2010, 2011)

Preparation of training curriculum on ‘Business environment reform for the development of sustainable enterprises’ for the International Labour Organisation (Geneva, Switzerland) and the International Training Centre (Turin, Italy) – a two-week training programme provided at the centre once or twice a year as well as in the field (2008/2009)

Speaker on international best practice in business environment reform at the World Bank and International Finance Corporation Business Enabling Environment retreat in Belgrade, Serbia (2008)

Preparation of training curriculum and presentation of curriculum on ‘Local Business Environment Reform in South Africa’, under the South African–German Strengthening Local Governance Programme (2008)

Commissioned by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva to prepare a training programme on the role of business associations in local economic development (2007)

Programme director for three major international conferences on business environment reform (Cairo 2005, Bangkok 2006, Accra 2007) for the international Donor Committee on Enterprise Development.

Programme director and moderator for the African regional seminar on Making Reforms Work in Johannesburg 2006, sponsored by German technical cooperation (GTZ)

Programme director and moderator for the Asian regional seminar on Making Reforms Work in Manila 2005, sponsored by German technical cooperation (GTZ)

Principal trainer and seminar facilitator for a series of seminars on local economic development conducted in various locations in Namibia for local government councillors, mayors and senior staff (2004, 2005), sponsored by the Urban Trust of Namibia

Presentation on international best practice in the reform of policy and legal frameworks for small enterprise employment; ILO sub-regional meeting, Bangalore, India (2003)

Presentation on small enterprise policies and the business environment to the NEPAD meeting on SME Development, Johannesburg, South Africa (2003)

Key note address on emerging issues in reform of the business environment for small enterprises; Economic Research Forum (Egypt) and the International Development Research Centre (Canada) Workshop on the Enabling Environment for the Private Sector in MENA (Middle East North Africa) Region, in Cairo, Egypt (2003)

Presentation to the international Committee of Donor Agencies for Small Enterprise Development meeting in Turin, Italy, on the role of donor agencies in promoting an enabling environment for small enterprise development (2002)

Principal consultant and lead facilitator for the Prince Albert LEED (Local Economic and Employment Development) Week – a week-long series of participatory community workshops and seminars designed to identify new local development opportunities in the small town of Prince Albert in the Western Province of South Africa (2002)

Presentation of a paper on the policy and legal environment for SME promotion in Beijing, China (2001)

Presentation to two national conferences on the household, individual and small enterprise sector in Viet Nam, organized by the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2000, 2001)

Presentation of a paper on ‘Best Practice in Youth Enterprise Promotion in Australia’ to an international conference on ‘Youth Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment’, conducted by the OECD in Rome (November 1999)

Facilitated and led a series of workshops with local authorities in Namibia on small business and local economic development (1997)

Presented a paper on national youth policies at the National Youth Summit, Cape Town, South Africa (1997)

Co-facilitator of the Pan-Commonwealth Experts Workshop on National Youth Policy in Chandigarh, India, for the Commonwealth Secretariat (1996)

‘Innovations in Enterprise Development’ Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1991)

Other experience with teaching and curriculum development (academic and applied):

Lectured for the Masters of Management in ICT Policy and Regulation at the Graduate School of Public Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand (2010, 2011)

Preparation of training curriculum on ‘Business environment reform for the development of sustainable enterprises’ for the International Labour Organisation (Geneva, Switzerland) and the International Training Centre (Turin, Italy) – a two-week training programme provided at the centre once or twice a year as well as in the field (2008/2009) www.itcilo.org

Speaker on international best practice in business environment reform at the World Bank and International Finance Corporation Business Enabling Environment retreat in Belgrade, Serbia (2008)

Programme director for three major international conferences on business environment reform (Cairo 2005, Bangkok 2006, Accra 2007) for the international Donor Committee on Enterprise Development, www.businessenvironment.org

Preparation of training curriculum and presentation of curriculum on ‘Local Business Environment Reform in South Africa’, under the South African–German Strengthening Local Governance Programme (2008)

Commissioned by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva to prepare a training programme on the role of business associations in local economic development (2007)

Programme director and moderator for two regional seminars on Making Reforms Work in Johannesburg 2006 and in Manila 2005, sponsored by German technical cooperation (GTZ)

Presenter of training courses held by the International Training Centre in Turin, Italy (each year from 2002 to 2009)

Key note address on emerging issues in reform of the business environment for small enterprises; Economic Research Forum (Egypt) and the International Development Research Centre (Canada) Workshop on the Enabling Environment for the Private Sector in MENA (Middle East North Africa) Region, in Cairo, Egypt (2003)

Preparation of training curriculum and principal trainer for a series of seminars on local economic development conducted in various locations in Namibia for local government councillors, mayors and senior staff (2004, 2005), on behalf of the Urban Trust of Namibia

Preparation of a training curriculum on reforming the business environment for small enterprise development for the International Training Centre in Turin, Italy (2003)

Development of a training and resource package for workers assisting the development of community enterprises in Namibia: funded by Oxfam UK and Ireland (1993)

Main lecturer in a post-graduate diploma programme course entitled “Responding to Unemployment” within the Career Education Diploma Programme at the Edith Cowan University in Western Australia (1989) – this included preparation of curriculum, preparation and presentation of lectures and tutorials, and the setting and marking assignments.

Presentation on international best practice in the reform of policy and legal frameworks for small enterprise employment; ILO sub-regional meeting, Bangalore, India (2003)

Presentation on small enterprise policies and the business environment to the NEPAD meeting on SME Development, Johannesburg, South Africa (2003)

Presentation of a paper on ‘Best Practice in Youth Enterprise Promotion in Australia’ to an international conference on ‘Youth Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment’, conducted by the OECD Paris, (Rome 1999)