Think tank

Development Policy and Research Unit – University of Capetown

Development Policy and Research Unit - University of Capetown ‒ UCT-DPRU

Cape Town, South Africa

The Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) is one of Africa's premier economic policy think tanks. The 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.

Contact details

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

Address:
Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701 , Cape Town, South Africa

Country:
South Africa

Sub-region:
Southern Africa

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Africa
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
University institute/center
Institutional affiliations
University
Year founded
1990
Age (years)
Development Policy and Research Unit – University of Capetown
 31
South Africa average
 27
Global average
 30
Founded by
Founders: N/A
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Haroon Bhorat, Director
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Haroon Bhorat, Director
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Haroon Bhorat, Director
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
Development Policy and Research Unit – University of Capetown
 15
South Africa average
 28
Global average
 75
% Female staff
2021
Development Policy and Research Unit – University of Capetown
 0%
South Africa average
 1%
Global average
 0%

Organisational performance

Publications
2020
Development Policy and Research Unit – University of Capetown
 24
South Africa average
 163
Global average
 33
2019
Development Policy and Research Unit – University of Capetown
 20

Social

Likes (2021)
Development Policy and Research Unit – University of Capetown
 2,049
South Africa average
 15,948
Global average
 31,343
Likes (2019)
Development Policy and Research Unit – University of Capetown
 2,049
Twitter
Followers (2021)
Development Policy and Research Unit – University of Capetown
 1,084
South Africa average
 19,511
Global average
 18,358
Followers (2019)
Development Policy and Research Unit – University of Capetown
 731
Subscribers (2021)
Development Policy and Research Unit – University of Capetown
 18
South Africa average
 2,865
Global average
 5,251
Subscribers (2019)
Development Policy and Research Unit – University of Capetown
 12

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Suggested by Multilateral Organisation experts
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