Basic Package of Support report: Programme intervention and policy recommendations
In December 2019, the Basic Package of Support (BPS) research consortium released its final report aimed at conceptualising and testing a programmatic model to support South Africa’s young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET). The report is accompanied by a series of background reports and working papers.
SA needs policy shift on youth
SALDRU’s Ariane De Lannoy and Murray Leibbrandt co-authored an op-ed for the City Press on 16 June 2019 with Najwah Allie-Edries, Lauren Graham, Nilmini Herath and Shakira Maharaj. The authors explain how a local research consortium has been investigating what type of intervention can be designed to ensure that South Africa’s NEET young people are as supported as EU youth are by its “youth guarantee” programme.
SA faces enormous challenges
Murray Leibbrandt together with Anda David from the Agence Francaise de Développement (AFD) and Werner Ruch from StatsSA, wrote an op-ed for City Press which explains the policy importance of the 'Inequality Trends in South Africa' report, the collaboration behind it and the datasets used in compiling the report.
SALDRU project to improve HIV treatment outcomes in South Africa
Impact of Nobel laureates’ work is felt by SA’s youth and kids in our classrooms
2019’s Economics Nobel laureates are Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer. A recent Sunday Times article by Murray Leibbrandt and Laura Poswell explains how J-PAL Africa and SALDRU are proud to have worked with all three laureates to bring appropriate use of the tools they have developed and popularised to South Africa and the region.
SALDRU study on funding in Higher Education in South Africa
In April of 2019, SALDRU began a two-year project focussed on higher education funding in South Africa. The study, which was commissioned by Universities South Africa (USAf) and funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), involves research to determine the full financial cost of producing graduates at each of South Africa’s twenty-six public universities. The broader purpose of the study is to assist in determining an appropriate level of funding for the university sector in South Africa.
LRES Operations Director appointed to South African Soil Classification Working Group
Surveying Young Workseekers in South Africa
The J-PAL Africa research team has conducted several randomised evaluations in South Africa using in-house data collection, and has surveyed over 10,000 urban-based young people between the ages of 18-34. The team has written a short guide to share best practices drawing from a number of labour market studies conducted in Johannesburg.
Supporting NEET youth: Experiences from the European Union
Young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) attract increasing research and policy attention across the world, including in South Africa. Since 2013, all countries in the European Union (EU) have started to design and implement a “Youth Guarantee” (YG) programme that aims to support young people in making successful transitions through education and into the labour market.