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

Call for Papers: 2019 Jobs & Development Conference
Fri, 26 Oct 2018 - 12:15

The call for papers for the 2019 Jobs and Development Conference in Washington DC, “Improving Jobs Outcomes in Developing Countries”, is now open.

Seminar: Daniel Kaufmann "State Capture & the Challenge of Governance around the World"
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 - 12:15

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.

Building Economic Complexity Workshop
Wed, 25 Jul 2018 - 12:15

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)).

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4th Industrial Revolution: Workshop
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 - 12:15

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.

Publication: South Africa: Beyond State Capture and Corruption
Fri, 18 May 2018 - 12:15

DPRU Director, Prof Haroon Bhorat gave an address to the FW de Klerk Foundation Annual Conference on the 2nd February 2018, which has been included in an official publication.

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#StockholmStatement: Video
Thu, 17 May 2018 - 12:15

DPRU Director, Prof Haroon Bhorat, is included in a short film describing the background to the #StockholmStatement, its main messages as well as give guidance to how it could be used.

#Jobs4Dev Conference 2018 - Welcome Video
Mon, 07 May 2018 - 12:15

The #Jobs4Dev2018 Conference is being held in Colombia this weekend - let the co-hosts and NJD members, including the DPRU's Director, Prof Haroon Bhorat - welcome you to follow the event, via live screening or on social media. 

New DPRU Research Fellow: Dr Alistair Ruiters
Thu, 01 Mar 2018 - 12:30

In March 2018, we welcome Dr Alistair Ruiters as a new DPRU Research Fellow. Former Director General of the DTI and Commissioner of the Competition Commission, Alistair has gone on to occupy numerous senior positions in the private sector. This affiliation will be an undoubtedly valuable asset to the DPRU's research programme, and we very much look forward to a mutually rewarding and collaborative partnership.

#Jobs4Dev Conference 2018
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 12:15

Following the success of the 2016 #Jobs4Dev Conference in Washington D.C.,  IZA – Institute of Labor Economics with the World Bank Jobs Group and the Network on Jobs and Development,  will be hosting a 2-day conference at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, in May 2018.

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WEF Transformation Map: South Africa
Mon, 29 Jan 2018 - 13:15

The World Economic Forum’s Transformation Map on South Africa, authored and co-curated by the DPRU, is now live and accessible to the 30,000 or so Forum constituents and the 18,000 or so public users, who have signed up since the public launch in November 2017.  

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Just published: Report "2018 African Economic Outlook (AEO)"
Wed, 24 Jan 2018 - 08:15

Just published: The African Economic Outlook, bridging a critical knowledge gap on the diverse socio-economic realities of African economies through regular, rigorous, and comparative analysis. It provides short-to-medium term forecasts on the evolution of key macroeconomic indicators for all 54 regional member countries, as well as analysis on the state of socio-economic challenges and progress made in each country.

Message from Prof H Bhorat: Illegal use of my name
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 - 16:00

I have recently been alerted that my name is being used in in an unauthorised and illegal way. There is a scam letter being circulated with a Mr Haroon Bhorat named as the contact person. I can emphatically confirm that I am not involved in any of the transactions or dealings noted in this fraudulent letter.

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