ADRS Committed to supporting economic development

through high quality quantitative analysis, evidence‑based policy design, advice & training.

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Responding to the needs of the developing world.

Applied Development Research Solutions (ADRS) is a leader in the field of economic modelling. Over the last 20 years, we have built economic models for more than 65 countries. With extensive experience in Africa, our expertise has been integrated into the development solutions of more than 10 African countries. In South Africa, our economic models are used to design macroeconomic, industrial, poverty and income distribution policies.

We have the flexibility to respond quickly and effectively to economic modelling, research and capacity building needs, wherever they may arise.

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ADRS Services

ADRS provides expert services in economic modeling, policy research, capacity building and advisory services for individual and group clients.

Economic Models


ADRS has built economic models for more than 65 countries. These include national, provincial and municipal macroeconomic models, microsimulation models of taxes, social security, public works, poverty and distribution models, linked macro-micro economic models, skills demand and supply models, energy and emission models, and carbon tax models. These web-based, user-friendly models are available so that you and your team can design possible policy scenarios and simulate their various impacts.

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Business Day Article, 05 August 2019: At the 25 Years of Democracy conference, President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that his government “is not afraid of new ideas and of new ways of thinking. We want to work with you, and for you to challenge us, to bring added rigour to the work of government.”

Yet the latest state of


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Johannesburg, 19 October 2018: FORECASTING is at the forefront of government planning ahead of the 2019 national elections and on the heels of the release of the Indlulamithi South Africa scenarios 2030 earlier this year.

Cognisant of the centrality of future projections for policy, planning and