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

Rio+10: Social Protection for Sustainable Development

Following the South-South-Learning process the UNDP Rio+10 Centre organized in 2015 (see here and here) between the AU and Brazil, it has now published a comprehensive reader “Social Protection for Sustainable Development. Dialogues between Africa and Brazil” covering 10 chapters on social protection and sustainable development, economic emergence, social development, … ———- Please continue reading

AU Conference: Financing Social Protection in Africa

On April 3, 2016 the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and African Union Commission hosted a meeting “Opportunities and challenges in financing social protection in Africa” in Addis Ababa. Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and international partners such as ILO, UNDP, ECA, UNICEF, EU, World Bank, WHO, … ———- Please continue reading

UNDP IPC-IG third collection of one-pager series

The UNDP IPC-IG has published the third collection of its well-known one pager series. The volume includes pieces on Ethiopia, Ghana, Namibia, Zambia, and dozens of others. In celebration of its 10th anniversary in 2014, the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has produced another … ———- Please continue reading

2015 Conference “Sustainability of Social Protection”

SASPEN and FES hosted a two day conference on Sustainability of Social Protection in the SADC: Economic Returns, Political Will and Fiscal Space in Johannesburg, on October 20-21, 2015. 125 delegates from 28 countries (including Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, United … ———- Please continue reading

Sustainability Conference Programme

The upcoming fourth annual SASPEN Conference themed on “Sustainability of Social Protection: Economic Returns, Political Will and Fiscal Space” on October 20-21 in Johannesburg will be graced by seven keynote addresses by speakers from ILO, FAO PtoP, UNDP IPC-IG, the CSSR at UCT, the Wits School of Governance and the … ———- Please continue reading

IPC-IG PiF: Social Protection, Entrepreneurship and Labour Market Activation

The latest edition of the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth’s (IPC-IG) magazine ‘Policy in Focus’ deals with Social Protection, Entrepreneurship and Labour Market Activation. Redistributive cash transfer programmes have emerged as vital for the pursuit of poverty reduction and eradication; however, critics have expressed concerns that such social grants … ———- Please continue reading

Zambia Rollout of Social Cash Transfers

The International Policy Center for Inclusive Growth of the UNDP (IPC-IG) has published a one-pager on Social Cash Transfer Scale-up for Zambia (78kb) authored by Mr Stanfield Michelo, Director for Social Welfare in the Zambian Ministry for Community Development, Mother and Child Health (MCDMCH), in which the scale-up from a 159-household pilot … ———- Please continue reading

Policy Paper: Impact of Cash Transfers on Local Economies

The annual SASPEN conference in October focuses on the economy of social protection, sustainability, economic returns and productivity gains. A topic of increasing attention in the Social Protection Debate. Stephanie Levy of the International Policy Center for Inclusive Growth (IPC) authored a policy paper on the Impact of Cash Transfers on Local Economies. … ———- Please continue reading

UNDP Social Protection and HIV Course in South Africa

A UNDP experts course for policymakers on multi-sector funding for multiple benefits programmes in Social Protection and HIV was held in Cape Town on 27–30 April 2015. The course linked social protection with HIV prevention as an entry point. UNDP commissioned the Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI) to develop the course … ———- Please continue reading