Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU)

Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU)

  • Publications: 104
  • Contributors: 216

The Development Policy Research Unit is a University-recognized research unit located within the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. The DPRU specialises in socio-economic research with a core focus on the areas of labour markets, poverty and inequality. Through the application of economic and statistical techniques, our aim is to produce academically credible and rigorous policy analysis.

Latest publications

Job Quality in South Africa: A Proposed Index for Ongoing Monitoring of Job Quality

Employment Creation Potential, Labor Skills Requirements, and Skill Gaps for Young People: A South African Case Study

Mind the Gap: The Distributional Effects of South Africa's National Lockdown on Gender Wage Inequality

South Africa's Special COVID-19 Grant: A Brief Assessment of Coverage and Expenditure Dynamics

Social Assistance during South Africa's National Lockdown: Examining the COVID-19 Grant, Changes to the Child Support Grant, and Post-October Policy Options

The Employment Tax Incentive Scheme in South Africa: An Impact Assessment

COVID-19, Social Protection and the Labour Market in South Africa: Are Social Grants being Targeted at the most Vulnerable?

Social Assistance Amidst the Covid-19 Epidemic in South Africa: An Impact Assessment

The Economics of COVID-19 in South Africa: Early Impressions

Jobs and COVID-19: Measuring Work-Related Physical Interaction

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