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

UNDP Social Protection and HIV Course in South Africa

A UNDP experts course for policymakers on multi-sector funding for multiple benefits programmes in Social Protection and HIV was held in Cape Town on 27–30 April 2015. The course linked social protection with HIV prevention as an entry point. UNDP commissioned the Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI) to develop the course … ———- Please continue reading

New publications: Transfer Project UNC

The Transfer Project of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has published a series of new research briefs and working papers: The broad range of cash transfer impacts in sub-Saharan Africa: Consumption, Human Capital and Productive Activity (Transfer Project Research Brief, November 2014) The Impact of Social Cash … ———- Please continue reading

SWAMMIWA seeks support: social security for migrant mineworkers

The Swaziland Migrant Mineworkers Association (SWAMMIWA) is seeking partners and resources to establish health and social security projects to assist migrant mineworkers in Swaziland and South Africa suffering from HIV and TB. The importance of the issue has been highlighted by SWAMMIWA General Secretary Vama Jere: “SWAMMIWA had been doing … ———- Please continue reading