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.
Youth unemployment is a big problem worldwide, and South Africa is no exception. While in South Africa unemployment is a major concern for people of all ages, youth aged 15 to 34 are more likely to be unemployed than individuals of any other age. Since 2011, unemployment has risen by 1.1 million South Africans, and 47% of these are youth. Even worse, this is not due simply to young, new labour force entrants – youth made up only 35% of labour force growth in the same period. Those aged 15 to 25 are particularly badly off, with employment amongst this group actually falling since 2011.
The Global Research Consortium on Economic Structural Transformation (GReCEST), formally launched on May 18, 2016 in the United Nations. DPRU is one of 31 founding members from all over the world. GReCEST aims to be an open platform for advancing frontier thinking and mutual learning on economic structural transformation, which is the key for inclusive and sustainable development.
Recently published blog: ‘In West Africa, education = jobs and jobs = development’ the latest NJD blog written by Adaiah Lilenstein, Junior Researcher at the DPRU.
In this contribution commissioned by the DPRU to the World Bank’s Network on Jobs for Development (NJD) blog, the author discusses how getting education right is a crucial first step on the road to creating better employment and reducing poverty.
The DPRU is pleased to announce that a report commissioned by the Department of Labour, to analyse issues related to a potential National Minimum Wage in South Africa, has just been published.
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.