1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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Imraan Valodia

Former Visiting Fellow

Imraan Valodi was Visiting Researcher Fellow at UNRISD. At the time of his term at UNRISD, he was Senior Research Fellow in the School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Imraan completed his doctorate in Economics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and did his masters, also in Economics, at Lancaster University, UK. His research interests include the informal economy, gender and economic policy, and trade and industrial development. At the time of his collaboration with UNRISD, he was working on two large projects. Jointly with Caren Grown of the American University, Imraan coordinated an 8-country international comparative study on gender and taxation. The project investigated the gendered dimensions of tax regimes in Argentina, Mexico, Morocco, Ghana, Uganda, South Africa, India and the United Kingdom. He also worked on formal and informal economy linkages.

Imraan has published extensively in local and international journals, including the Journal for African Economies, Development and Change, Journal of International Development, IDS Bulletin, Development Southern Africa, and Transformation, among others. He has also contributed to a number of books publications and with Richard Ballard and Adam Habib, edited the volume Voices of Protest: Social Movements in Post-apartheid South Africa.