Servaas van der Berg is Extraordinary Professor of Economics at Stellenbosch University and holds the National Research Foundation’s Chair in the Economics of Social Policy. He leads ReSEP (Research on Socio-Economic Policy), a group of 25 researchers engaged in research on the Economics of Education, Economics of Health, Labor Economics and analysis of poverty and inequality. He was closely involved in debates about post-apartheid South African economic policy and served in inter alia the technical team that drew up the country’s post-apartheid macroeconomic policy, GEAR (Growth, Employment and Redistribution) and the Lund Committee that recommended South Africa’s massive child support grant program He has done considerable research on education in South Africa and other countries in the region, such as Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique. He has served as technical adviser to SACMEQ (the Southern and Eastern African Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality). Recent publications include three influential co-authored reports (How Unequal Education Quality Limits Social Mobility in South Africa; Identifying Binding Constraints in Education; and The Impact of Incentives for Recruitment and Retention of Qualified Teachers in Namibia’s Remote Schools) and a book co-authored with Nick Taylor and Thabo Mabogoane, Creating Effective Schools.
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