UNDG ESARO: Social Protection Issues Brief

The UN Development Group (UNDG) has published a Social Protection Issues Brief for Eastern and Southern Africa in collaboration with ILO, UNDP, UNICEF and WFP. The brief presents the main frameworks of Social Protection, addresses common challenges and describes a dozen case studies of African best practices (including Lesotho, Malawi, … ———- Please continue reading

East Africa: Bill on rights for persons with disabilities

On June 2, the East African Legislative Assembly in Arusha (EALA), Tanzania, passed a bill dealing with the rights of person’s with disabilities (PWDs). It is a major step in the direction of full protection of PWDs and to improve the standart of living. The purpose of this Bill is … ———- Please continue reading

IPC-IG: Scaling up Cash Transfer Programmes

A new policy brief (pdf, 176 KB) “Scaling up cash transfer programmes: Good practices and lessons learned from Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia” published by IPC-IG underlines the importance of monitoring and evaluating cash transfer programmes. Social cash transfer programmes are important and promising initiatives in the promotion of sustainable development and … ———- Please continue reading

IPC-IG: New “One Pagers” on Social Protection

Four new One Pagers” of the The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) deal with Social Protection. The first one is about the Grievance Mechanism (GM). The paper provides an insight into the topic and gives an overview about the stumbling blocks but also about the best practice. GM’s are … ———- Please continue reading

ESID: Politics of Social Protection in Zambia, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya

The Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) project has presented 4 case studies on the “political challenge of turning transnational social protection goals into effective national policy coalitions” in Zambia, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. Earlier this month at the Development Studies Association meeting, ESID researchers working on our social protection … ———- Please continue reading

Report of 2014 PASGR-IDS Social Protection Conference Nairobi

The report of the 2014 1st Biennial Social Protection Conference organized in Nairobi by PASGR and the IDS has been published. You can access the report here. In related news, PASGR has been building up a social protection research-policy community in Kenya. PASGR, in collaboration with Knowledge Platform on Inclusive … ———- 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

Michael Samson: Social protection a force for development

In a recent interview following the National Dialogue on Social Protection organized by the Uganda National NGO Forum, Prof Michael Samson stressed the importance of cash transfers to enable vulnerable individuals to meet basic needs. Dr Samson, Director of Research at the Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI) in Cape Town, … ———- Please continue reading

ESID Research on the Political Economy of Social Protection

With the proliferation of new social protection programmes and frameworks throughout the world, we also see more and more research on the political economy and politics of social protection. There is the ongoing research at the Centre for Social Research at the University of Cape Town, interest of the United … ———- Please continue reading

Report of the APSP Annual Delegates Conference

The Report of the Africa Platform for Social Protection Annual Delegates Conference which was held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 23 to 26 November 2014, is now available. The Conference was convened under the theme “Enhancing Grassroots Participation in Social Protection” and was attended by participants from 24 countries. One of … ———- Please continue reading

PASGR – IDS Conference on Social Protection in Africa 12-13 Nov in Nairobi

The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) in collaboration with the Institute for Development Studies – University of Nairobi is holding a conference on Social Protection in Africa in Nairobi, Kenya on November 12-13, 2014. The focus of the conference is evidence-based knowledge and experience in select topics … ———- 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