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

DIE: The political economy of cash transfers

An analysis of the Cash Transfer experiences of sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America by the German Development Institute (DIE) explores the political economy behind designing and building these systems. This paper compares the consolidated experience of conditional cash transfers in Latin America with a variety of models of cash transfers … ———- Please continue reading

Is Universal Basic Income Viable? – New blog post on SASPEN INSIGHTS

A new blog piece is out on SASPEN INSIGHTS! In Universal Basic Income in Southern Africa – is it a viable alternative? Taku Fundira compares universal basic income grants in Southern Africa with targeted social cash transfers such as the Social Support Grant in Malawi. He argues that targeting has … ———- 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