Development Policy Research Unit at the University of Cape Town


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 economic policy 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 DPRU is a member of the Network for Jobs and Development (NJD) partnership financed from of the World Bank’s Development Grant Facility (DGF).   

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