Dr Miriam Altman is a Commissioner on the National Planning Commission. Her first job was at a bakery and then as a waitress where she earned money to pay for her studies. Her advice to young people looking for their first job is to make sure you share what makes you special with potential employers. In addition to good marks, they want to hear about things like community involvement and sporting achievements.
This is my personal website. It started with the aim of offering easy access to a body of research created over a decade on employment, growth and poverty reduction. I have posted my own papers and publications and those where I have been commissioning editor with a wide group of experts. I hope that making the papers and methodologies available will assist policy makers and researchers globally. This website will now evolve to share my recent interests, writing, initiatives and links to organisations I am involved with.