Pick a Conference Theme – Opportunity for Network Members

The Southern African Social Protection Experts Network (SASPEN) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Zambia have been organizing the SASPEN Annual International Conferences on Social Protection in the SADC on different topical issues. The Annual SASPEN Conferences have become much sought after events attracting participation beyond the continent. The conferences bring together … ———- Please continue reading

Call for Papers – ILERA WORLD CONGRESS 2018 – July 23 -27, 2018

The International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) has released the Call for Papers for the 2018 ILERA World Congress themed “Employment for a Sustainable Society: What Is to Be Done?” The Congress will be held in Seoul from July 23 to 27, 2018 providing opportunities for the discussion of … ———- Please continue reading

SASPEN2017 CfP: Disability and Social Protection

2017 SASPEN ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE INCLUSION, INTEGRATION AND TRANSFORMATION: SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE SADC To read the Call for Abstracts and Concept Note in a pdf, click here (pdf, 404kb) We cordially invite you to attend the conference. Please register at https://www.conftool.net/saspen2017. Conference registration is limited … ———- Please continue reading

ODI: Leaving no one behind project papers

The recent “Leaving no one behind” project of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has published three working papers about including hard-to-reach population groups in social protection, namely Informal, Migrant and marginalized Women workers (all of which were also subject of previous SASPEN conferences). In the paper ‘Extending social insurance to informal workers: a … ———- 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

World Bank: Social Safety Nets and Gender Report

The World Bank 2014 report on Safety Nets and Gender can be downloaded here (pdf, 5.8mb) The analysis of impact evaluation evidence reviewed in this report identifies opportunities for improving gender integration in the Bank’s portfolio in the spirit of the SPL strategy. Each individual impact evaluation may not be relevant for specific projects … ———- Please continue reading

Lusaka Social Protection Colloquium: Social Protection, Labour Law and Decent Work

On July 15, 2015, SASPEN, the Platform for Social Protection Zambia (PSP) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Zambia (FES) hosted the 2nd 2015 Lusaka Social Protection Colloquium themed “Social Protection, Labour Law and Decent Work” with presentations by Zambia’s Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Fackson Shamenda, MP, Ms Milensu Kapaipi of the International Labour … ———- Please continue reading

Two Vacancies at FAO

The From Protection to Production (PtoP) project of the FAO seeks to fill two positions: an expert on qualitative research of labour impacts of cash transfer programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa (for ToR see here); and a team leader for a case study on gender and social protection (for ToR see … ———- Please continue reading