Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU)

Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU)

  • Publications: 109
  • Contributors: 232

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

Can Cash Transfers Aid Labour Market Recovery? Evidence from South Africa's Special COVID-19 Grant

COVID-19 and the Labour Market: Estimating the Employment Effects of South Africa's National Lockdown

The Potential Employment Implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies: The Case of the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector

Understanding Economic Complexity: An Application to the MER Sector

The Impact of the National Minimum Wage in South Africa: Early Quantitative Evidence

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

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