No to conditionalities, yes to recognizing citizens’ contributions – New Blog on SASPEN INSIGHTS

A new blog piece is out on SASPEN Insights! In No to conditionalities, yes to recognizing citizens’ contributions, Marianne S. Ulriksen calls for acknowledgement of informal workers’ contributions to society. She argues that social protection is often viewed as a service deserved only by those that can offer something in … ———- Please continue reading

FAO Project ‘From Protection to Production’ on Southern African Cash Transfers

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations is running a multi-country impact evaluation of cash transfers in sub-Saharan Africa. The From Protection to Production (PtoP) programme is, jointly with UNICEF, exploring the linkages and strengthening coordination between social protection, agriculture and rural development. PtoP is funded principally by … ———- Please continue reading

Poor, poorest, poorer: Inequality is back! New blog on SASPEN INSIGHTS

A new article has been published in the blog SASPEN Insights! In Poor, poorest, poorer: Inequality is Back!, Sophie Plagerson observes that the English translation of Piketty’s “Capital in the 21st century” has reawoken academic interest on inequality. However, Plagerson argues that this intereset has yet to reach the discussions … ———- Please continue reading

6th International Policy Conference on the African Child in Addis Ababa

The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) is organising a two-day conference on 27-28 October, taking place in Addis Ababa. The conference is entitled Social Protection in Africa: Making it Work for Children and aims at strengthening political will, government commitment and partnership for social protection programmes that contribute towards improved … ———- Please continue reading

PEGNet Conference 2014 in Lusaka

On the 18th and 19th of September the PEGNet Conference 2014, entitled “Employment strategies in the Developing World – How to create sufficient, productive and decent jobs” will take place in Lusaka, Zambia.  Tweet

Online Discussion Event hosted by the Centre for Social Protection at the IDS

The Centre for Social Protection at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is hosting an open dialogue on the future of Social Protection. It is free for sign-up by any interested parties but registration has to be made until Friday this week. Tweet

Social Protection in Mozambique – International Workshop held in Maputo

SASPEN and FES are having a country workshop on Social Protection Frameworks and Policies in Maputo, on September 01-02. The workshop centers around the social protection situation in Mozambique from a comparative international perspective. You can find the full programme here. For details on the presentations, visit the conference site. … ———- Please continue reading

17th ILERA World Congress 7-11 September 2015 in Cape Town

The 17th ILERA (International Labour and Employment Relations Association) World Congress will be hosted from the 7 -11 September 2015 at the Southern Sun, Cape Sun Hotel and Conference Centre in Cape Town, South Africa,  under the theme: “The Changing World of Work: Implications for Labour and Employment Relations and … ———- Please continue reading

Cash Atlas: Mapa Interactivo de Transferências Mundiais de Dinheiro

A Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) desenvolveu o Cash Atlas com o objectivo de disponibilizar uma visão geral dos programas de transferência de rend usado em todo o mundo. Destina-se a permitir que os agentes humanitários entendam como, quando, onde, em que escala e com que finalidade programas de transferência de renda estão sendo … ———- Please continue reading

Social Protection as Charity or Justice? New blog entry on SASPEN Insights

A new SASPEN INSIGHTS Blog is out! In Charity or Justice?, Sophie Plagerson reminds us of the important difference between understanding social protection either as charity or as justice. The giver-receiver relationship implied is markedly different, and is also still under negotiation in much of Southern Africa. Her discussion also … ———- Please continue reading