Economic Justice Projects
Our projects advance social justice, promote equitable economic development that realises socio-economic rights, and ensure a thriving, democratic, environmentally sustainable, and inclusive economy that places the needs of the majority at the centre.
The IEJ has a number of active projects, these draw from one of more of the thematic research foci.
Budget Justice, Tax Justice and Alternatives to Austerity
Contributing to an anti-austerity politics and just tax system, in South Africa and the continent.
Challenging Economic Orthodoxies in Africa
Contributing to a vision and concrete proposals for inclusive economies on the continent.
Transforming our economy to address the climate emergency while ensuring a just transition which protects workers and communities.
Decent Minimum Wages in South Africa and the Region
Working towards fair, just and liveable wages in South Africa and across the continent.
Economics and Human Rights
Advocating for a human rights based approach for a just economy which serves the interests of the general public.
Training economists in the subdiscipline of feminist economics.
Finance for Development
Exploring the role and limits of private sector involvement in meeting infrastructural needs in South Africa and Africa and the role of state-owned enterprises.
Macroeconomic Policy for Development and Employment
Supporting a movement for a more relevant and inclusive economics discourse; promoting curriculum reform; promoting economic literacy and engagement with alternatives.