Dpru

Development Policy Research Unit

http://www.dpru.uct.ac.za/

Overview

  • Organization TypeInstitute, Service Providers
  • Staff51-100
  • HeadquartersSouth Africa
  • Founded1990
The Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) has been actively engaged in policy-relevant research since 1990, establishing itself as one of South Africa’s premier research institutions in the fields of labour markets, poverty and inequality. The Unit’s research feeds into policy decisions and pronouncements at the highest level, including Cabinet memoranda, State of the Nation Addresses and legislation, while our research findings are regularly featured in the print and electronic media.  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. The Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) aims to inform economic and social policymaking by specialising in academically rigorous research into various socio-economic challenges in South Africa and Africa in general; their causes in areas such as education, regulation and governance; and the consequences of these challenges for poverty and inequality at the country- and regional level.  The DPRU is a University-recognized research unit located within the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town, and has been actively engaged in policy-relevant socio-economic research for the past 25 years, establishing itself as one of South Africa’s premier research institutions in the field. 

Careers

Staff at Development Policy Research Unit have experience in

Sectors

  • development
  • slums / housing
  • research & development
  • economic policy
  • architecture / design

Countries

  • united states
  • haiti

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • South Africa (headquarters)
  • Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) Level 3, School of Economics Building Middle Campus University of Cape Town Rondebosch