ISPA: Traning Opportunity in Resource Mobilisation

The institute for Social Policy in Africa (ISPA) is an international consulting company and Training Service Provider specialised in socioeconomic development as it applies to the African region. Established in South Africa in 2014, ISPA has a continental footprint and operates in Sub-Saharan Africa. ISPA has regional hubs in Rwanda, … ———- Please continue reading

Interagency Social Protection Assessment (ISPA) Tools Training – 15-17 December, 2016

Interagency Social Protection Assessment (ISPA) Tools Training – 15-17 December, 2016 The Interagency Social Protection Assessment (ISPA) tools training was held from 15th- 17th December 2016. The training was meant to provide and share information on ISPA tools and their application in supporting social protection policy and programme reforms at … ———- 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

UCT CSSR: Social Policy in the Global South

In a series of new working papers the Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR) of the University of Cape Town explores welfare reform and social policy in countries across the Global South, particularly Southern Africa and other African countries. The series includes following titles: Tweet

UCT CSSR: Social protection policies in Tanzania, 2000-2015

In a new working paper of the Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR) of the University of Cape Town, SASPEN Advisory Council Member Marianne S Ulriksen analyses the development of social protection policies in Mainland Tanzania between 2000 and 2005. Tanzania has recently scaled up a piloted conditional cash transfer … ———- Please continue reading

Desay: Eliminating Extreme Poverty through Social Policy

In his recent book “The Last Mile in Ending Extreme Poverty” Raj M. Desai dedicates one chapter to Social Policy and the Elimination of Extreme Poverty’. He argues that the elimination of extreme poverty is technically possible with a combination of adequate social policies. A review by the Povertist summarizes: Desai concluded the chapter … ———- Please continue reading

UNRISD Classics on Social Policy

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) has launched a new publication series: UNRISD Classics, with three volumes on (1) Social Policy and Inclusive Development, (2) Gendered Dimensions of Development and (3) Revisiting Sustainable Development. The publications bring together 50 selected essays from 50 years of UNRISD research. For more detailed … ———- Please continue reading

ILO: Paper on Social Protection policy trends

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has published a working paper on Social Protection policy trends 2010-2015. The policy paper examines the International Monetary Fund (IMF) government spending projections for 181 countries, presents the main adjustment measures considered since 2010 and analyses divergent trends in social protection across regions, focusing on … ———- Please continue reading

UNRISD Call for Expression of Interest: New Directions in Social Policy

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) has published a call for expression of interest for researchers to take part in country-level research for the project ‘New Directions in Social Policy‘. This project will examine the emergence, nature and effectiveness of recent developments in social policy in emerging … ———- Please continue reading