The Desk at the Treasury

Policymakers often work in the dark, as they try to make real impact on people’s lives. If you don’t have good data, being worked on by good researchers, it can be hard to know whether efforts are truly making a difference. In South Africa one key area where data and evidence have been missing is on firms. The National Treasury, together with UNU-WIDER, have embarked on a multi-year programme to address this problem.