Call for Proposals – Putting children first: Identifying solutions and taking action to tackle poverty and inequality in Africa – 23 – 25 October 2017

The Ethiopian Centre for Child Research, Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI), the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP), the ESRC-DFID Impact Initiative and the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty, including African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), Save the Children, UNICEF and Young Lives are hosting a three-day international conference with the aim of engaging policy makers, practitioners … ———- Please continue reading

UCT CSSR: Social Policy in the Global South

In a series of new working papers the Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR) of the University of Cape Town explores welfare reform and social policy in countries across the Global South, particularly Southern Africa and other African countries. The series includes following titles: Tweet

UCT CSSR: Social protection policies in Tanzania, 2000-2015

In a new working paper of the Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR) of the University of Cape Town, SASPEN Advisory Council Member Marianne S Ulriksen analyses the development of social protection policies in Mainland Tanzania between 2000 and 2005. Tanzania has recently scaled up a piloted conditional cash transfer … ———- Please continue reading

Oxfam FP2P: The World Has Changed on Disability

In a new Oxfam FP2P blogpost, Tim Wainwright of ADD International and BOND reflects on how the world has accepted to include persons with disabilities in development and the challenges arising: Now, the question is turning to: ‘so how do we  include persons with disabilities?’ Actually, it’s getting a bit more specific: … ———- Please continue reading

UNICEF Zimbabwe looking for Child Protection Specialist

UNICEF Zimbabwe is looking for a Child Protection Specialist (Social Protection) – NOD Level (Fixed Term Post), under the guidance of the Chief Child Protection, responsible for the Social Protection component of the programme, particularly the development of strategies and actions to implement the national child-sensitive social protection framework. See … ———- Please continue reading

Financing of Development Agenda 2030

On 25 September 2015 the United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). How the agenda’s implementation will be financed was discussed in advance at the UN Financing for Development (FfD) Conference in Addis Ababa in July resulting in the ‘Addis Ababa Action … ———- Please continue reading

CROPNET: Namibia poverty analysis on sub-national level

The recently published CROPNET Poverty Brief analyses poverty on a national and sub-national level and presents an overview of current patterns of, and recent changes in, headcount poverty in Namibia. It puts forward some policy recommendations for addressing the widening disparities in poverty headcount across the country. The brief argues that counter-measures are … ———- Please continue reading

UNRISD Classics on Social Policy

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) has launched a new publication series: UNRISD Classics, with three volumes on (1) Social Policy and Inclusive Development, (2) Gendered Dimensions of Development and (3) Revisiting Sustainable Development. The publications bring together 50 selected essays from 50 years of UNRISD research. For more detailed … ———- Please continue reading

Olivier: Social Protection in Africa and China

On May 22-23, 2015, SASPEN Advisory Council member, Prof Evance Kalula, hosted an Africa-China-Colloquium themed “China-Africa: Evolving Sino-African Relations” in Cape Town. It was co-organized by the UCT Confucius Institute, UCT Centre for African Studies and the Institute for African Alternatives. SASPEN Steering Committee member Prof Marius Olivier presented on … ———- Please continue reading

Ideas4Development: Social Protection a sustainable investment

In its recent opinion essay, “Ideas for development” argues that while social protection is a right, it is also a sound and sustainable investment in development: Social protection is a long-term investment at all stages of life. It reduces household poverty, increases social cohesion and stability, and thereby contributes to … ———- Please continue reading

ISLSSL World Congress in Cape Town 15-18 Sept. 2015 – Call for Abstracts

This year the South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW) will host the World Congress for the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL) in Cape Town on 15-18 September 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Abstracts can be submitted until 15 March, and should address … ———- Please continue reading