Booklet: Social Protection in Africa. Overview for policy-makers

The Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA) in association with the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) have published a Booklet on Social Protection targeted at Policy makers. The Booklet was launched at the 12th Annual Meeting of African Academies of Science (AMASA), in Johannesburg in November 2016. … ———- 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

OECD: New Publications on Fiscal Sustainability and International Migration

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published two new publications relevant to SASPEN themes: ‘Fiscal Sustainability of Health Systems’ focuses on institutional frameworks for financing health care in OECD countries. Read the publication here. ‘International Migration Outlook 2015’ analyses recent development in migration movements and policies in OECD … ———- Please continue reading

Development Pathways: New Publications

Development Pathways has shared several new publications: ‘Establishing Comprehensive National Old Age Pension Systems’. This paper describes and explains the policy options available to developing countries committed to offering universal pension coverage and maximising the incomes of older people. Read the full abstract here or find the publication here, pdf. … ———- Please continue reading

Development Initiatives: Getting Poverty to Zero

The new Development Initiatives report “Getting Poverty to Zero: Financing for Social Protection in Least Developed Countries” analyses social protection financing and coverage in LDCs and two key financing flows that can play a key role in financing social protection: domestic public finance and international public finance in the form of official development assistance … ———- Please continue reading