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COVID-19 HSRC Surveys and Analysis

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and its partners have been conducting research to understand how the COVID-19 virus and lockdown interventions are affecting various groups of people.

AI & Data Topical Guide Series

Can artificial intelligence (AI) and data support a more inclusive and equitable South Africa? PAN is collaborating with the University of Pretoria to publish a series of Topical Guides on the social and policy implications of AI and data.

Municipal Money webinars

Municipal Money is a National Treasury initiative to make municipal revenue and spending data more accessible. PAN is supporting a series of webinars to increase engagement with the platform on specific social and policy issues.

Open Data Engagements & Toolkit

PAN is working with partners in the Open Data South Africa initiative to host regular workshops on using data for social impact and policy action. We also maintain the open data toolkit.

Trends in International Mathematics & Science Study

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study - South Africa (TIMSS-SA) takes place every four years and the results from the latest round are due for release in December 2020.

Innovate Durban Funding Map

PAN collaborated with Innovate Durban, an entity established by eThekwini Municipality, and local innovators to develop a map of innovation funding in South Africa. The map was launched at the Innovation Festival in March 2020.

City of Tshwane Innovation Challenge

In 2019 the City of Tshwane launched an inter-university innovation challenge with the aim of addressing service delivery issues. PAN is supporting the development of challenge briefs.

National Spatial Development Framework

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has been leading a process to develop a National Spatial Development Framework (NSDF). Public input closes March 2020.

Policy Relevant Evidence Maps

In 2016, the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and University of Johannesburg (UJ) published a 'Departmental Guidance Note' on the development of 'Policy Relevant Evidence Maps'.