Think tank

Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies

PLAAS

Cape Town, South Africa

PLAAS is an independent Policy Research Institute within the Faculty for Economic and Management Sciences at the University of the Western Cape. PLAAS does research, policy engagement, teaching and training about the dynamics of chronic poverty and structural inequality in Southern Africa, with a particular emphasis on the key role of restructuring and contesting land holding and agro-food systems in the subcontinent and beyond.

Contact details

Website:
https://www.plaas.org.za/

Address:
University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville, 7535

Country:
South Africa

Sub-region:
Southern Africa

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Southern Africa
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
University institute/center
Institutional affiliations
Independent , University
Year founded
1995
Age (years)
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 26
South Africa average
 27
Global average
 30
Founded by
Founders: School of Government, in the Economic and Management Sciences Faculty, at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), Cape Town
Founder gender: Other entities
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Prof Andries du Toit (Director)
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Prof Andries du Toit (Director)
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 16
South Africa average
 28
Global average
 75
2020
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 16
% Female staff
2021
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 1%
South Africa average
 1%
Global average
 0%
2020
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 50%
% Female researchers
2021
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 20%
South Africa average
 13%
Global average
 15%
2020
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 20%

Social

Likes (2021)
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 3,611
South Africa average
 15,940
Global average
 31,343
Twitter
Followers (2021)
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 10,071
South Africa average
 19,508
Global average
 18,358

Data notes

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