SASPEN brief: 8 new Briefs on Sustainability of Social Protection

In SASPEN briefs 1/2016 to 8/2016, eight presenters from the 2015 annual SASPEN Conference “Sustainability of Social Protection in the SADC: Economic Returns, Political Will and Fiscal Space” explore different facets of social protection and country case studies. Victoire Umuhire and Christoph Ernst of the International Labour Organisation discuss the … ———- Please continue reading

2015 Conference “Sustainability of Social Protection”

SASPEN and FES hosted a two day conference on Sustainability of Social Protection in the SADC: Economic Returns, Political Will and Fiscal Space in Johannesburg, on October 20-21, 2015. 125 delegates from 28 countries (including Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, United … ———- Please continue reading

Sustainability of Social Protection – International Conference 2015

Tweet Sustainability of Social Protection in the SADC: Economic Returns, Political Will and Fiscal Space FES & SASPEN International Conference 20-21 October 2015, Protea Parktonian, Braamfontein, Johannesburg   Click here (pdf, 242kb) to see the full programme and here (pdf, 6.7mb) to download the conference handbook. Conference Presentations Dr Solomon … ———- Please continue reading

Sustainability Conference Programme

The upcoming fourth annual SASPEN Conference themed on “Sustainability of Social Protection: Economic Returns, Political Will and Fiscal Space” on October 20-21 in Johannesburg will be graced by seven keynote addresses by speakers from ILO, FAO PtoP, UNDP IPC-IG, the CSSR at UCT, the Wits School of Governance and the … ———- Please continue reading

Call for Contributions: Sustainability of Social Protection Oct 20-21 Johannesburg

Deadline for Abstracts extended until September 22. International Conference Oct 20-21, 2015 Sustainability of Social Protection in the SADC: Economic Returns, Political Will and Fiscal Space SASPEN (Southern African Social Protection Experts Network) and FES (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung) will be hosting a two day international conference on “Sustainability of Social Protection” in … ———- Please continue reading

IPC-IG: The Impact of Cash Transfers on Local Economies

The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) of the UNDP has published a video with Prof Ravallion on the economic returns of cash transfers. Can social protection policies promote economic growth? This is one of the questions our latest Policy in Focus, “The Impact of Cash Transfers on Local … ———- Please continue reading

Markus Loewe on Sustainable Social Protection

Social protection policies prevent poverty, foster pro-poor growth and stabilize political orders. They also serve to reduce inequality. Markus Loewe of the German Development Institute discusses the history and basic concepts of welfare-state policies in an interview with the journal Development and Cooperation. Q: Why is social protection desirable ? … ———- Please continue reading

IDRC Study on Economic Returns of Social Protection

Arjan de Haan and Carolina Robino of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Canada have published preliminary findings on whether Social Protection is safety net spending or brings economic returns. The findings from South Africa and Latin America show that social protection has a positive impact on labour markets … ———- Please continue reading

Policy Paper: Impact of Cash Transfers on Local Economies

The annual SASPEN conference in October focuses on the economy of social protection, sustainability, economic returns and productivity gains. A topic of increasing attention in the Social Protection Debate. Stephanie Levy of the International Policy Center for Inclusive Growth (IPC) authored a policy paper on the Impact of Cash Transfers on Local Economies. … ———- Please continue reading

SASPEN to host Annual Conference on Sustainability

SASPEN and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Zambia will host the 2015 annual SASPEN conference on October 20-21 in Johannesburg. This year’s conference is themed Sustainability of Social Protection, tentatively sub-themed with four tracks on “Political Commitment“, “Economic Returns“, “Fiscal Space” and “Productivity Gains“. A concept note and call for papers will be made … ———- Please continue reading