Toughedah Jacobs

Researcher & Project Mangager

Expertise: Project Management, Labour Market Profiles, Poverty, Development​

Toughedah obtained her M.Comm in Economics from the University of Cape Town in 2007. She worked as a Local Government Revenue Analyst and then as an Economist for the Western Cape Provincial Treasury, before joining the DPRU as a Researcher in 2008. In 2010, she became Programme Manager for the Employment Promotion Programme. She continues to manage a number of projects, responsible for proposals and contracting.

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Latest Research:

  1. Provincial Economic Review and Outlook. 2012. DPRU Research Report for the Western Cape Provincial Treasury (Co-authored with Oosthuizen, M.)
  2. Work Experience Grants within the NSDS II: An investigation into the measurement of the effectiveness of Work Experience Grant. 2011. DPRU Research Report for the Department of Labour (Co-authored with Oosthuizen, M. and Mutasa, G.)
  3. Anatomy of a Crisis. 2010. DPRU Research Report for the International Labour Organisation (Co-authored with Bhorat, H; Mutasa, G & Tseng, D) 
  4. EPP Fact Sheets: Monitoring the Performance of the South African Labour Market. 2010 and 2011. Prepared for the Employment Promotion Programme. (Co-authored with Oosthuizen, M. and Mutasa, G.)