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

South Africa plans National Health Insurance (White Paper)

South Africa has released a White Paper for an universal national health insurance (NHI) to cover all people. Implemented over a time-span of 14 years, it is to comprise following features: Universal access, mandatory pre-payment of health care, comprehensive services, financial risk protection, single fund, strategic purchaser, and single payer, with the principles … ———- Please continue reading

2016 Yale Young African Scholars: Application Available Now2016 Yale Young African Scholars: Application Available Now

The 2016 Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) is now open for application. YYAS brings together students from across Africa in this seven-day, residential program and helps prepare them for the demanding application process of attending university in the United States. YYAS is an official program of Yale University that … ———- Please continue reading

UNDP IPC-IG third collection of one-pager series

The UNDP IPC-IG has published the third collection of its well-known one pager series. The volume includes pieces on Ethiopia, Ghana, Namibia, Zambia, and dozens of others. In celebration of its 10th anniversary in 2014, the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has produced another … ———- Please continue reading

Ghana: Development of New Social Protection Policy

In order to follow up on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, Ghana has taken steps to improve its Social Protection System by developing a Social Protection Policy. The social protection policy document provides a framework for … ———- Please continue reading

FAO PtoP: Recent Publications

The FAO Protection to Production (PtoP) team has been researching the local impact of social protection transfers on economy and empowerment. The topic of productivity gains from social protection is one of the sub-themes of the annual SASPEN conference themed on sustainability on October 20-21. Register here. The From Protection to … ———- Please continue reading

Ghana mainstreams PWD into National Social Protection

Ghana has mainstreamed issues of Persons with Disabilities into its National Social Protection Strategy and Poverty Reduction. This was reported at the three-day conference “Mainstreaming the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the post-2015 Development Agenda” in New York. Read more here. Tweet

Social Protection and Children’s Care in Ghana

Several institutions have published a joint report on the Linkages between social protection and children’s care in Ghana. ———- Please continue reading

APSP Newsletter VIII: Building Grassroots Capacity in Social Protection

The Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) has published its 8th newsletter (pdf, 960kb), covering the time period January-April 2015. Themed “Building Grassroots Capacity in Social Protection” the newsletter covers stories from the DRC, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Also: The APSP is now a member of the Global Coalition for … ———- Please continue reading

BRS-U Job Offer: Research Fellow Cash transfers and health protection in Ghana and Kenya

The Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences is looking for a research fellow (50%) for the international research project “Breaking the Vicious Circle between Poverty and Ill-Health – Are cash transfers and social health protection policies in Ghana and Kenya mutually complementing?”. The project aims at analysing the relationship between cash … ———- Please continue reading

Call for Research Proposals (WOTRO) – Inclusive Development and Social Protection

The WOTRO Science for Global Development has launched a call for research proposals on Social Protection as part of the programme Research for Inclusive Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (RIDSSA). Download the Call here (pdf). The deadline for proposals is September 1. Tweet