Botswana: Mineral Wealth, Social Transfers and Taxation

In a new paper in the Journal of Contemporary African Studies, SASPEN Advisory Council member Dr Marianne Ulriksen examines the relationship between mineral wealth and redistribution in Botswana, analyzing social transfers and taxation. The first 50 people to access the article will be able to download the paper for free and … ———- Please continue reading

UNICEF: Measuring Impact of Social Protection and Nutrition

UNICEF research working paper 2015-17 “Cash Transfers and Child Nutrition: What We Know and What We Need to Know” scrutinizes the impact of cash transfer programmes on child nutrition. The authors, Richard de Groot; Tia Palermo; Sudhanshu Handa; Amber Peterman; Luigi Peter Ragno, aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the impacts … ———- Please continue reading

SADC Basic Income Grant: Call for Campaign Endorsement

The Campaign for a SADC wide Basic Income Grant (BIG) calls for endorsements by May 15th. Busiso Moyo of the Campaign Secretariat at the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) writes to us The campaign has been taking stock of gains made thus far and more importantly, it has … ———- Please continue reading

New publications: Transfer Project UNC

The Transfer Project of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has published a series of new research briefs and working papers: The broad range of cash transfer impacts in sub-Saharan Africa: Consumption, Human Capital and Productive Activity (Transfer Project Research Brief, November 2014) The Impact of Social Cash … ———- Please continue reading

FAO Project ‘From Protection to Production’ on Southern African Cash Transfers

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations is running a multi-country impact evaluation of cash transfers in sub-Saharan Africa. The From Protection to Production (PtoP) programme is, jointly with UNICEF, exploring the linkages and strengthening coordination between social protection, agriculture and rural development. PtoP is funded principally by … ———- Please continue reading