Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) – University of Cape Town

Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) ‒ DPRU-UCT
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:
https://commerce.uct.ac.za/dpru

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 Research Unit (DPRU) – University of Cape Town
 34
South Africa average
 29
Global average
 32
Founded by
Founders: N/A
Founder gender: N/A
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): Prof Haroon Bhorat
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2022): Prof Haroon Bhorat
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2021): Prof Haroon Bhorat
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2023
Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) – University of Cape Town
 15
South Africa average
 28
Global average
 66
2021
Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) – University of Cape Town
 15
% Female staff
2023
Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) – University of Cape Town
 40%
South Africa average
 24%
Global average
 50%
2021
Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) – University of Cape Town
 47%

Organisational performance

Publications
2022
Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) – University of Cape Town
 16
South Africa average
 32
Global average
 65
2020
Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) – University of Cape Town
 24
2019
Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) – University of Cape Town
 20

Social

Likes (2022)
Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) – University of Cape Town
 2,045
South Africa average
 16,872
Global average
 33,286
Likes (2021)
Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) – University of Cape Town
 2,049
Likes (2019)
Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) – University of Cape Town
 2,049
Twitter
Followers (2023)
Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) – University of Cape Town
 1,371
South Africa average
 10,457
Global average
 28,979
Followers (2022)
Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) – University of Cape Town
 1,220
Followers (2021)
Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) – University of Cape Town
 1,084
Subscribers (2023)
Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) – University of Cape Town
 24
South Africa average
 2,883
Global average
 6,305
Subscribers (2022)
Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) – University of Cape Town
 21
Subscribers (2021)
Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) – University of Cape Town
 18

Data notes

Last updated: 28/04/2023
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Suggested by Multilateral Organisation experts
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