FAO: Impact of Cash Transfers on Local Economy

A comprehensive analysis by the Food and Agriculture Ogranization (FAO) deals with the impacts of Social Cash Tranfsers on the local economy in sub-Sahara Africa. The FAO research is part of the project “from Protection to Production” and is set in seven different countries, including Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Lesotho. Our LEWIE … ———- Please continue reading

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

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

Transfer Project Workshop 2016

From April 6-8, 2016 the Transfer Project organized an international workshop for policy-makers, researchers and UN experts, national governments, research institutions and international organizations to discuss and promote the subject of government cash transfers in Africa and beyond. The 2016 workshop entered a new frontier for the Transfer Project, with the … ———- Please continue reading

UN Lesotho: Expanding Social Protection Faster Track to Ending Hunger

The United Nations in Lesotho has highlighted the connection between social protection, hunger alleviation and food security. The State of Food and Agriculture 2015 published by FAO today finds that in poor countries, social protection schemes – such as cash transfers, school feeding and public works – offer an economical way to provide … ———- 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

ILO Workshop on Maternity Protection

The ILO has been implementing programmes to deliver maternity protection to low income women in Southern Africa in currently four countries, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zambia, thereby addressing one of the most challenging and appalling social protection needs in the SADC. On December 4-5, 2013, ILO conducted a tripartite workshop … ———- Please continue reading

Workshop Lesotho Maternity Protection

SASPEN organized an international workshop with ILO, FES and the Government of Lesotho. Maternity Protection – International Workshop Lesotho, April 23-24, 2013 SASPEN partnered with the Government of Lesotho, the International Labour Organisation of the UN (ILO) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in a workshop of Lesotho tripartite stakeholders to … ———- Please continue reading