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

FAO Blog: Social Cash Transfers for Women

With Brazil and Mexico having introduced the notion that social cash transfers should explicitly target women, a model of social protection that has since been emulated in several countries, Ana Paula de la O Campos, Gender Policy Officer for FAO’s Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division, analyzes the rationale behind … ———- Please continue reading

News from Malawi: The Social Support Systems Strengthening Pilot (SSSSP)

The Social Support Systems Strengthening Pilot (SSSSP) is a Government initiative aimed at enhancing coordination and delivery of national social support services in Malawi. Social support services currently consist of Social Cash Transfers (SCT), Public Works (PW), School Meals, Village Savings and Loans (VSL) and Micro-finance. The pilot will aim … ———- Please continue reading

Public Works Social Protection or Scapegoat? New Blog on SASPEN INSIGHTS

A new SASPEN INSIGHTS Blog is out! In Why public work isn’t social protection, but just a scapegoat, Marianne Ulriksen challenges the prominent trend to combat under- and unemployment through public works schemes. She argues that while public works may be a tool in employment creation, it should not substitute … ———- Please continue reading