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Addressing poverty and inequality
in South Africa


The Programme to Support Pro-Poor Policy Development (PSPPD) is a European Union-funded research and capacity-building programme located within the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) in the Presidency.

Since its launch in 2007, the programme has championed evidence-based policy-making (EBPM), an approach which promotes the use of research and other evidence in policy interventions, to address South Africa's poverty and inequality challenges. Its learning platforms foster the exchange of knowledge among policy-makers and researchers and, together with the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS), a panel study of income dynamics among South Africans, the programme works to provide a comprehensive, qualitatively- and quantitatively-informed evidence base for role players working within the policy framework.

Explore the rest of the website to find out more about the PSPPD's three components, research, capacity-building and training, and stakeholder engagement, as well as key research themes.