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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.

Call for Papers: 1st IZA/World Bank/NJD Conference on Jobs and Development
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 - 12:30

Please submit full papers or extended abstracts by January 15, 2018 using the online application form. Notifications on contributed papers will be sent by February 15, 2018.

International Anti-Corruption Day - 9 December 2017
Mon, 04 Dec 2017 - 15:30

Ahead of International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December 2017, we’re highlighting the #BetrayalReport, compiled by the State Capacity Research Group, contributing to the public debate about ‘state capture’ in South Africa.

Launch: South-South Global Thinkers
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 - 08:15

As a core member of GReCEST, the DPRU has been invited to join the Global Coalition of Think Tank Networks for South-South Cooperation, launching the South-South Global Thinkers online platform on 30 November 2017. 

Just published: Report "Industrialize Africa - Strategies, Policies, Institutions and Financing"
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 - 08:15

Just published: launched ahead of #AfricaIndustrializationDay, a new AfDB report, with DPRU Director Prof Haroon Bhorat and DPRU researchers Francois Steenkamp and Chris Rooney as co-authors, calls for the industrialization of the continent, with a focus on smart industrial policy, structural transformations and a move towards processing the continent's raw materials into value added products.

Statement by Civil Society Organisations on the Integrity of the Budget Process
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 08:15

Important statement by South African civil society organisations on the integrity of the budget process.

Income Inequality Trends in SSA: WB Africa Economics Seminar Series
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 08:15

Haroon Bhorat, DPRU Director, spoke about current inequality in Africa and some of its drivers, as part of the Africa Economics Seminar Series at the World Bank, in Washington D.C., on 14 November 2017.

VIDEO: 27 June 2017: UCT Panel Discussion on State Capture and the Emergence of a Shadow State in SA
Thu, 29 Jun 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, hosted 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
Fri, 26 May 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.

Eskom Enquiry reference book
Just published: Eskom Enquiry Reference Book
Fri, 26 May 2017 - 08:15

The State Capacity Research Group has published a new resource for Parliament’s Public Enterprises Inquiry, civil society, journalists and engaged citizens.

Strategies to Overcome Poverty and Inequality: DPRU posters
Tue, 16 May 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.