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

World Bank Blog: Less Poverty in African Female Headed Households

On the World Bank’s ‘Let’s talk Development’-Blog Dominique van de Walle, Lead Economist in the World Bank‘s Gender and Development Group, scrutinizes the fact that poverty is falling faster in Africa’s female headed households and concludes that between economic opportunities and social protection the positive trend has not yet been properly explained: Perhaps poor … ———- Please continue reading