The second batch of students from the “Postgraduate Diploma in Survey Data Analysis for Development” graduated in April 2018. DataFirst, SALDRU and the UCT School of Economics offers this one-year full time or two-year part time Post-Graduate Diploma in Survey Data Analysis for Development.
Patrizio Piraino, a SALDRU Research Associate, has been selected as a J-PAL affiliate. J-PAL affiliates are professors based at 52 universities around the world who conduct randomized evaluations to design, evaluate, and improve programs and policies aimed at reducing poverty, and publish the results of these evaluations in high-quality economics journals.
Corne Van Walbeek of SALDRU’s Economics of Tobacco Control Project (ETCP) made a presentation to the Dutch Alliance for a Smoke Free Society at a meeting in Den Haag. He talked about the significance of tobacco taxes and how to make progress in reducing affordability while mitigating any negative impacts on the poor.