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

UNDG ESARO: Social Protection Issues Brief

The UN Development Group (UNDG) has published a Social Protection Issues Brief for Eastern and Southern Africa in collaboration with ILO, UNDP, UNICEF and WFP. The brief presents the main frameworks of Social Protection, addresses common challenges and describes a dozen case studies of African best practices (including Lesotho, Malawi, … ———- Please continue reading

East Africa: Bill on rights for persons with disabilities

On June 2, the East African Legislative Assembly in Arusha (EALA), Tanzania, passed a bill dealing with the rights of person’s with disabilities (PWDs). It is a major step in the direction of full protection of PWDs and to improve the standart of living. The purpose of this Bill is … ———- Please continue reading

IPC-IG: Scaling up Cash Transfer Programmes

A new policy brief (pdf, 176 KB) “Scaling up cash transfer programmes: Good practices and lessons learned from Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia” published by IPC-IG underlines the importance of monitoring and evaluating cash transfer programmes. Social cash transfer programmes are important and promising initiatives in the promotion of sustainable development and … ———- Please continue reading

ILO: Assessment Based National Dialogue Tool to implement Social Protection Floors

The International Labour Organization (ILO) in cooperation with other UN agencies has launched a new instrument to support governments in the implementation of Social Protection Floors (SPF). In this, the “Assessment-based National Dialogue” (ABND) is the first step in the implementation of nationally defined SPFs. The tool is elaborated in Social protection assessment-based national … ———- Please continue reading

APSP Annual Delegates Conference Report

The Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) has published a comprehensive report of its 2015 Annual Delegates Conference that was held in Rwanda from 22nd-24th October 2015. Please access the report here (pdf, 972kb). The report features presentations on the African Union Agenda 2063, Child-Sensitive Social Protection, Social Protection and … ———- Please continue reading

EU Social Protection Systems Programme launched

Today the Finnish Cooperation THL, the EU and the OECD launch the new EU Social Protection Systems Programme (EU-SPS) in Paris. The programme’s goal is to support partner countries in building sustainable social protection systems that are nationally-owned. 10 developing countries are members (among them SASPEN countries Namibia, Mozambique, Tanzania and … ———- Please continue reading

Call for applications: UNICEF Tanzania looking for consultancy on Social Protection

UNICEF Tanzania’s department of “Social Policy and Analysis for Development” (SPAD) is looking for national and international consultants to support the implementation of the UN Joint Programme on Social Protection. Main task of the assignment is to assist the Government of Tanzania in implementing the recently adopted Arusha Declaration on … ———- Please continue reading

Arusha Declaration on Social Protection

On 15th-17th December 2014, at the Arusha International Conference on Social Protection “Building Effective and Sustainable Systems for Equitable Growth: Perspectives, Policies and Best Practices” the Tanzanian Government and partners, including UNICEF, ILO and EPRI, discussed best practices to support Tanzania’s efforts in designing policies for assisting the poor and … ———- Please continue reading

Informal Workers in Africa Conference Report

The Trade Union Council (TUC) Ghana and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Accra hosted a conference on informal workers in (West) Africa from 6 to 8 March, 2015. Several SADC countries were represented, including Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe as well as Streetnet International and Women in the Informal Economy: … ———- Please continue reading

Call for Abstracts and Papers – International Conference on Social Protection in Arusha

From 15th to 17th December 2014 the International Conference on Social Protection “Building Effective and Sustainable Systems for Equitable Growth: Perspectives, Policies and Best Practices”, which will be held in Arusha (Tanzania). The meeting will be hosted by the Ministry of Finance of Tanzania, with support from UNICEF, ILO and … ———- Please continue reading