Ms Shirin Yousuff Motala

DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
TELEPHONE: 031 242 5634

Shirin Motala is a Senior Research Manager in the Economic Performance and Development Programme, working within the research theme of Employment Creation and Inclusive Development. She has a broad background in the field of developmental social welfare and social policy and holds an MA in Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Her research portfolio includes serving as PI or co-investigator on several studies including Provincial Poverty Profiling study, an impact assessment study on land and agrarian reform and food security in South Africa, Impact Assessment of the Expanded Public Works Programme, Diagnostic Review of the Restitution Programmes in SA, Impact Evaluation of the National Development Agency, 20 year review of the Commission for Gender Equality.

She also served as HSRC project manager and author for the MDG 2015 Country close out report. As PI or co-Investigator, she has been responsible for research planning and management, research design, fieldwork coordination, collaboration with other researchers and partner engagements. Her research interests cover the following areas: sustainable development, poverty and unemployment, socio-economic rights and food security, job creation and public sector employment programmes, vulnerability, wellbeing and inclusive development She has served as guest editor for a special edition of AGENDA on Food Insecurity in the context of the global economic climate and has authored and co-authored peer reviewed papers and book chapters.


NDA: Impact Evaluation Study

The primary purpose of the Development Projects Impact Assessment Study (DPIAS) is to provide empirical evidence of the impact attributable to the sup....

NDA: Effective and Accountable Citizenry Engagement Study

The aim of this project is to establish new channels through which government could improve its engagement with civil society. The essence is to enhan....

KZN Department of Transport: Pilot Pothole Patching Programme

The Pilot Pothole Patching Programme, conceptualised in 2013, to address the road maintenance needs, as well as to encourage socioeconomic development....