The latest news for the Development Policy Research Unit. Please go to the archive for older news articles.
Researcher Analysts & Senior Researcher Analysts: We invite you to apply for a permanent position at the DPRU. The successful candidate(s) will be involved in the DPRU’s research activities and will be expected to participate in other research-related tasks within the Unit.
Call for applications: Appointment of a Panel of pre-qualified researchers & related professionals to provide consultancy services to the Inclusive Growth Programme (IGP).
UCT Vice-Chancellor Prof. Phakeng recently appointed Prof Haroon Bhorat, director of the Development Policy Research Unit, as the university’s “SDG academic focal point” to help guide UCT’s strategic approach to engagement with the SDGs.
CALL FOR PAPERS: The 4th Industrial Revolution: 2019 Research Colloquium, hosted by DHET and DHET entities in Gauteng (location & venue TBC) on 18 & 19 September 2019.
The Development Policy Research Unit team conducted a complexity methodology workshop on the 31st of January 2019. The workshop aimed to, firstly: equip researchers doing research using complexity analytics, and secondly: provide a description of the methodology to the engineering teams involved in the broader project - and thus cross-disciplinary research synergies.
The call for papers for the 2019 Jobs and Development Conference in Washington DC, “Improving Jobs Outcomes in Developing Countries”, is now open.
Dr Daniel Kaufmann presented "State Capture & the Challenge of Governance around the World", on Friday 21 September, as part of the UCT School of Economics seminar series.
The DPRU hosted a half-day workshop on Building Economic Complexity for Inclusive Growth in South Africa, on Monday 23rd July in Johannesburg. The event featured a presentation from Prof Haroon Bhorat (DPRU Director) and DPRU Researcher, François Steenkamp, as well as a panel with Nimrod Zalk (The dti) and Wandile Sihlobo (Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz)).
The DPRU hosted a half-day workshop on the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, on Tuesday 19th June in Johannesburg. Featuring presentations from Fiona Tregenna (University of Johannesburg) and DPRU Researchers, Chris Rooney and Safia Khan.