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The African Microeconomic Research Unit

 The African Microeconomic Research Unit (AMERU) brings together South African and African researchers to conduct rigorous quantitative research on African microeconomic issues, specifically on labour markets, firm dynamics and education. The research programme has a number of core aims:

  • to produce rigorous data-driven research that is relevant for policy makers;

  • to build networks between South African, African and international researchers working on Africa;

  • to develop research capacity for the analysis of microeconomic data.


Following the core aim of the AMERU to create research networks across South Africa and the the African continent, we collaborate with a number of South African, African and International research institutions.

These institutions include:

  • Centre for the Learning on Evaluation and Results Anglophone Africa (CLEAR AA), Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J PAL) Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  • Research Unit in Behavioural Economics and Neuroeconomics (RUBEN), University of Cape Town, Cape Town, RSA
  • South African Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU), University of Cape Town, Cape Town, RSA
  • Research on Socio-Economic Policy (ReSEP), University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, RSA
  • National Statistical Institute (INSTAT), Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • World Trade Institute (WTI), Bern, Switzerland

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