A Happy New Year 2018 to all our Website Visitors and the SASPEN Network

The SASPEN Board of Directors and the Secretariat wish the entire Network and all our visitors to the website a happy and productive 2018. We are pleased to have you on board as we continue in our quest for enhanced Social Protection in the region. Once again we have an … ———- Please continue reading

New book: The Quest for Universal Social Policy in the South

Juliana Martínez Franzoni (University of Costa Rica) and Diego Sánchez-Ancochea (University of Oxford) have published a new book on universal social policies in the Global South. In The Quest for Universal Social Policy in the South – Actors, Ideas and Architectures (Cambridge University Press 2016) they discuss the experiences of Costa … ———- Please continue reading

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

SASPEN Briefs: Social Protection for Migrants

In SASPEN brief 2/2015 to 5/2015, four presenters from the 2014 SASPEN conference on Social Protection for Migrants explore crucial angles. Sally Peberdy of Gauteng City-Region Observatory, Johannesburg discusses social protection for “…informal sector cross border traders”. Read the brief here (pdf, 382kb). Rodreck Mupedziswa, Professor of Social Work, at … ———- Please continue reading