Join us for an in-depth exploration of the different types of informality, and the impact of informality on inclusive growth, as well as a review of successful practices and policy examples from Latin America and Africa. Applications are now open for a three month exchange and learning programme between Latin American and African policymakers, practitioners and researchers.
The Counting Women's Work project hosted a Google Hangout to discuss lessons for policy from the CWW research. The event took place on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 16h00 GMT.
The Development Policy Research Unit will host an hour long debate via Google+ Hangouts, on Labour and Unemployment in South Africa: Towards a "Grand Bargain", on Tuesday, 15th March 2016 at 14h00 SAST (08h00 EDT)
Demographic, employment, and wage trends in South Africa
Labour Markets in SubSaharan Africa: 2015 NJD SSA Regional Event/Workshop. WHEN: 26 & 27 November 2015. WHERE: Cape Town, South Africa.
Junior Research Analyst / Researcher Analyst / Senior Researcher Analyst. We invite you to apply for a permanent position at the DPRU, for appointment as soon as possible. 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.
The summary report and slide presentations are now available for the Role of Institutions in Underpinning Inclusive Economic Growth in South Africa seminar.
New blog by Prof Haroon Bhorat, discussing the SDGs' Goal 10 and inequality-specific targets, in light of the particular challenges Sub-Saharan Africa faces when it comes to tackling growth and inequality together.
Posting on behalf of the ILO: Are you a Labour Economist / Econometrician? The Research Department of the ILO, which conducts research on labour and employment issues to contribute to policy formulation for ILO constituents at the global level, is recruiting...
Details: Wed, 14 Oct 2015, 10h00-15h30 @ the Radisson Blu Hotel, Sandton Johannesburg
The problematic in South Africa is very clear: high unemployment, high inequality and low growth, combined with a lack of consensus on what to do. The basic argument here is that it might be more fruitful to think in “grand bargain” terms, of a package of policies whose thrust is to balance alternative perspectives, whose differences cannot be resolved through technical debate, and to set the needs of short term political economy imperatives against the long time horizon needed for the working of policies and interventions to address deep structural legacies
Now available online: the full report co-authored by the DPRU on the "Status Of Women In The South African Economy". This report articulates the current situation, while providing insight into some of the trends that are discernible in the data on women in the South African economy.