International wage differentials for primary school teachers
Recent UBS data on earning for primary school teachers in 72 cities across the world show significant disparities in wages in this employment category.
Attitudes towards gender-based violence in the GCR
The GCRO 2011 Quality of Life survey explored attitudes towards spousal/partner abuse through questions about circumstances that may provoke gender-based violence in the Gauteng City-Region. This vignette unpacks some of these attitudes.
Fuel use behavior for households with electricity supply
This vignette uses a slice of data from the GCRO 2011 Quality of Life Survey to show household electrical supply options. Fuel use behaviour for cooking and lighting among household respondents connected to the grid, is categorised by household monthly income.
Quality of Life II Survey
On 23 July 2012 GCRO launched its second 'Quality of Life' survey. The findings across 56 different indicators showed a slight increase in the average score out of ten and that delivery alone may not resolve some of the more intangible challenges facing the province.
Geographic distribution of SARChI chairs
The Department of Science and Technology awards professorial chairs to candidates at public universities through its NRF-SARChI programme. This vignette questions what other possible criteria could be used for the awarding of research chairs.
Gauteng green assests and infrastructure
GCRO's research will attempt to value the economic contribution of green infrastructure and the cost savings and benefits of investing in natural infrastructure as opposed to traditional engineered systems.
FIFA 2010 economic legacy for micro-traders
This vignette highlights key findings from GCRO's two-year tracking study of micro-traders in Gauteng exploring the economic legacy of the 2010 World Cup.
Gauteng 2012 Budget Highlights
This month's vignette compares the share of the Gauteng's 2012 budget for social spending with that allocated towards infrastructure.
Gauteng's 50 Priority Wards
GCRO has developed an interactive viewer, allowing users to analyse the 50 priority wards across 18 indicators. This vignette contains a map of the priority wards and some examples of the indicators per ward.
OECD Territorial Review of the GCR
Under the leadership of the Gauteng Planning Commission the GCRO supported the OECD to conduct an 18 month research, peer-review and benchmarking exercise of the GCR.