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The latest news for the Development Policy Research Unit. Please go to the archive for older news articles.

EVENT: 27 June 2017: UCT Panel Discussion on State Capture and the Emergence of a Shadow State in SA
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 08:15

The Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU), in conjunction with the University of Cape Town’s Faculties of Commerce and Law and Complex Systems in Transition (CST) at Stellenbosch University, will hold a panel discussion focusing on the recently published report titled “Betrayal of the Promise: How South Africa is Being Stolen”, on 27th June 2017.

Just published: Betrayal of the Promise: How SA is Being Stolen
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 08:15

The State Capacity Research Group launched a major, new study on the country's emerging Shadow State, "Betrayal of the Promise: How South Africa is Being Stolen", on the 25th May 2017.

Strategies to Overcome Poverty and Inequality: DPRU posters
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 11:00

The DST-NRF-MANDELA INITIATIVE; “COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: Strategies to Overcome Poverty and Inequality” workshop was held in early May, with DPRU researchers presenting two posters, based on recent project work.

Call for Papers: 2nd WIDER Development Conference on “Migration and mobility”
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 11:00

Call for papers: The 2nd WIDER Development Conference on “Migration and mobility” will be held 5-6 October 2017 in Accra, Ghana.

Call for case studies
Call for Papers: joint World Economic Forum, IDRC, World Bank Group
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 11:00

The World Economic Forum, in partnership with IDRC and the World Bank Group has launched a call for case studies on sustainable and scalable public and private sector solutions that foster the twin objectives of enhancing productivity and delivering social impact. 

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Latest EPP Factsheet: 2016 Q3
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 11:00

The sixteenth of a series of fact sheets that analyses changes in the labour market over the preceding 12 month period has just been published.

Jobs and Development Conference - November 2-3, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:30

Jobs and Development Conference - November 2-3, 2016:  DPRU Director Haroon Bhorat and researchers Safia Khan, Francois Steenkamp and Chris Rooney will attend the Jobs and Development conference in Washington D.C., USA. The conference is organized by the World Bank Jobs Group and the Network on Jobs and Development, a partnership (financed by the Development Grant Facility) consisting of five research institutes from various regions of the world, including the DPRU.

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ELLA Summit on Informality and Inclusive Growth: Johannesburg, 4&5 Oct 2016
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 10:45

As part of the ELLA programme, the Learning Alliance on Informality and Inclusive Growth organised a summit in South Africa, offering an opportunity to learn first-hand from experiences in Latin America. The summit was held in Johannesburg on the 4th and 5th of October 2016.

Call for Papers: World Congress 2017 - Globalization, Growth and Sustainability
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 09:15

The International Economic Association (IEA) is pleased to announce its Eighteenth World Congress to be held in Santa Fe, Mexico City between Monday 19 and Friday 23 June 2017.The congress is jointly organized with the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, CIDE, Mexico. The theme of the congress is Globalization, Growth and Sustainability.

Google+ Hangout: Labour Regulations and Enforcement
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 13:45

The Development Policy Research Unit will host an hour-long debate via Google+ Hangouts, as part of the World Bank research programme: the Network on Jobs for Development (NJD): 

Labour Regulations and Enforcement

Date and time: Monday, 22nd August 2016 at 14:00 SAST

Call for Papers: Jobs and Development Conference: November 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 12:30

On November 2-3, DPRU will co-host the Jobs and Development Conference in Washington D.C. The invitation period to submit papers is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

New blog: ‘Does informality help inclusive growth in Africa?’
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 09:00

Recently published blog: ‘Does informality help inclusive growth in Africa?’ the latest NJD blog written by Kezia Lilenstein, Junior Researcher at the DPRU.

In this contribution commissioned by the DPRU for the World Bank’s Network on Jobs for Development (NJD) blog, the author discusses the ‎heterogeneity‬ of the informal ‪‎labour‬ market, and how these different types of informality may serve to promote or constrain ‎inclusive‬ growth in ‎Africa‬.

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