Economic Performance and Development


29 Apr 2019 | MIMI is going digital - a tool for assessing municipal innovation maturity

The Economic Performance and Development (EPD) programme, in partnership with the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN) and the South African Local Gove...

26 Apr 2019 | Creating Cities of Hope or Instigating a Race to the Bottom?

{published in The Sunday Times, 21 April 2019}A reply to Ann BernsteinIvan TurokAmazon recently cancelled its plans to build a second headquarters in ...

26 Apr 2019 | Realising rights to adequate food and nutrition - a seminar

Dr Peter Jacobs, a research director in the HSRC’s Economic Performance and Development research programme, was an invited speaker at a recent L...

4 Apr 2019 | EPD's Leslie Bank appointed Professor Extraordinaire

Prominent South African social anthropologist, Leslie Bank was recently appointed as Professor Extraordinaire in the Department of Social Sciences at ...

6 Mar 2019 | EPD PhD Intern Presents Research Findings at AERC Workshop

Bhekiwe Fakudze (EPD PhD Intern) participated in a Thesis Dissemination Workshop on 30th January 2019 in Mbabane, Swaziland. The African Economic Rese...

8 Feb 2019 | Sustainable cities researchers visit Kigali, Rwanda

" Professor Ivan Turok and Dr Andreas Scheba of the HSRC's Economic Performance and Development research programme(EPD) spent a week in Rwanda recent...

7 Feb 2019 | University World News Africa Special Report acknowledges work being done by EPD

University World News Africa Special Report acknowledges work being done by EPD...

8 Jan 2019 | Urban-rural collaboration part of the recipe for balanced development

" To mark the 40th anniversary of its opening-up policy, China hosted an international forum to share the lessons of its metamorphosis from an impove...

29 Nov 2018 | EPD to explore the innovation landscape of the great Karoo region

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), in partnership with the Technology Innovation Agency, has tasked the Economic Performance and Developm...

29 Nov 2018 | Turning East London into a university town of 'new of opportunities'

EPD’s Professor Leslie Bank recently received funding from the Buffalo City Municipal Development Agency (BCMDA) to look at ways of maximising o...