Booklet: Social Protection in Africa. Overview for policy-makers

The Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA) in association with the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) have published a Booklet on Social Protection targeted at Policy makers. The Booklet was launched at the 12th Annual Meeting of African Academies of Science (AMASA), in Johannesburg in November 2016. … ———- Please continue reading

CfP: Comprehensive Social Protection – Annual SASPEN Conference

Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2030 – Comprehensive Social Protection in the SADC International Conference 18-19 October 2016 SASPEN (Southern African Social Protection Experts Network) and FES (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung) will be hosting a two day international conference on “Comprehensive Social Protection in the SADC” in Johannesburg, on 18 and 19 October 2016. … ———- Please continue reading

Ghana: Development of New Social Protection Policy

In order to follow up on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, Ghana has taken steps to improve its Social Protection System by developing a Social Protection Policy. The social protection policy document provides a framework for … ———- Please continue reading

Development Pathways: New Publications

Development Pathways has shared several new publications: ‘Establishing Comprehensive National Old Age Pension Systems’. This paper describes and explains the policy options available to developing countries committed to offering universal pension coverage and maximising the incomes of older people. Read the full abstract here or find the publication here, pdf. … ———- Please continue reading

Madagascar: New Social Protection Policy

The new Social Protection Policy of Madagascar has been validated by the government. Pillars of the policy are social services, social assistance and social security. According to the minister in charge, the objective is to reduce the number of people living in extreme poverty by 15%. Project funding remains one of the main issues … ———- Please continue reading