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

Ideas4Development: Social Protection a sustainable investment

In its recent opinion essay, “Ideas for development” argues that while social protection is a right, it is also a sound and sustainable investment in development: Social protection is a long-term investment at all stages of life. It reduces household poverty, increases social cohesion and stability, and thereby contributes to … ———- Please continue reading

7th ILERA Regional Congress for Africa

On Sept. 15th and 16th the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) Africa will host its 7th Regional Congress in Gaborone, Botswana. The thematic focus of the Congress on Employment Relations is the impact of foreign investment in Africa, the extent of informal work, labour migration, and the growing … ———- Please continue reading