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

SASPEN2017 CfP: Disability and Social Protection

2017 SASPEN ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE INCLUSION, INTEGRATION AND TRANSFORMATION: SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE SADC To read the Call for Abstracts and Concept Note in a pdf, click here (pdf, 404kb) We cordially invite you to attend the conference. Please register at https://www.conftool.net/saspen2017. Conference registration is limited … ———- Please continue reading

Oxford Development Studies: Disability and Social Protection

A recent article in Oxford Development Studies reviews disabilities and social protection programs in low- and middle-income countries. This paper systematically reviews the evidence on whether persons with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries are adequately included in social protection programmes, and assesses the financial and non-financial impacts of participation. Overall, we … ———- Please continue reading

World Bank: Pension Patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa

The World Bank has launched a working paper on Pension Patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa. The report provides a initial stocktaking on topics like the characteristics, the environment and the performance of public and private pension systems. It further gives an overview about the challenges pension systems are facing and offers tools for solving challenges. Two major challenges noted … ———- 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

Angola launches APROSOC Social Protection Programme

EU and UNICEF collaborate with the Government of Angola to strengthen the care sector and social protection of the most vulnerable populations in Angola. Assistance interventions and social protection developed by the Angolan government in the National Development Plan with the support of the European Union and UNICEF. The “APROSOC” … ———- Please continue reading

ILO Learning Event: Non-Contributory Social Protection

April 13th-16th 2015, the ILO together with Irish Aid, UNICEF and social partners organized a high level “Dialogue and Learning event” on “Institutionalizing and Administering Non Contributory National Social Protection Programmes” at the Panafric Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The discussions centred on how to find a learning system approach to exchange information … ———- Please continue reading

Two Positions at the Children’s Institute UCT

The Children’s Institute of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town is advertising two senior researcher positions on two-year contracts. The researchers will contribute to an existing multi-disciplinary research and advocacy project to investigate social assistance options and promote reforms to the Child Support and Foster … ———- Please continue reading

Cash Atlas: Mapa Interactivo de Transferências Mundiais de Dinheiro

A Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) desenvolveu o Cash Atlas com o objectivo de disponibilizar uma visão geral dos programas de transferência de rend usado em todo o mundo. Destina-se a permitir que os agentes humanitários entendam como, quando, onde, em que escala e com que finalidade programas de transferência de renda estão sendo … ———- Please continue reading