FAO: Impact of Cash Transfers on Local Economy

A comprehensive analysis by the Food and Agriculture Ogranization (FAO) deals with the impacts of Social Cash Tranfsers on the local economy in sub-Sahara Africa. The FAO research is part of the project “from Protection to Production” and is set in seven different countries, including Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Lesotho. Our LEWIE … ———- 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

Transfer Project Workshop 2016

From April 6-8, 2016 the Transfer Project organized an international workshop for policy-makers, researchers and UN experts, national governments, research institutions and international organizations to discuss and promote the subject of government cash transfers in Africa and beyond. The 2016 workshop entered a new frontier for the Transfer Project, with the … ———- Please continue reading

UNICEF Zimbabwe looking for Child Protection Specialist

UNICEF Zimbabwe is looking for a Child Protection Specialist (Social Protection) – NOD Level (Fixed Term Post), under the guidance of the Chief Child Protection, responsible for the Social Protection component of the programme, particularly the development of strategies and actions to implement the national child-sensitive social protection framework. See … ———- Please continue reading

SASPEN Briefs: Social Protection for Migrants

In SASPEN brief 2/2015 to 5/2015, four presenters from the 2014 SASPEN conference on Social Protection for Migrants explore crucial angles. Sally Peberdy of Gauteng City-Region Observatory, Johannesburg discusses social protection for “…informal sector cross border traders”. Read the brief here (pdf, 382kb). Rodreck Mupedziswa, Professor of Social Work, at … ———- Please continue reading

FAO PtoP: Recent Publications

The FAO Protection to Production (PtoP) team has been researching the local impact of social protection transfers on economy and empowerment. The topic of productivity gains from social protection is one of the sub-themes of the annual SASPEN conference themed on sustainability on October 20-21. Register here. The From Protection to … ———- Please continue reading

APSP Newsletter VIII: Building Grassroots Capacity in Social Protection

The Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) has published its 8th newsletter (pdf, 960kb), covering the time period January-April 2015. Themed “Building Grassroots Capacity in Social Protection” the newsletter covers stories from the DRC, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Also: The APSP is now a member of the Global Coalition for … ———- Please continue reading

ILO, NSSA & FES: Employment Injury Protection Video Clip

On Oct 20-21, 2014, the ILO, the Zimbabwean National Social Security Authority (NSSA) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) organized a consultative and training workshop with experts and government stakeholders from Southern and Eastern African countries on the issue of Employment Injury Protection in Harare, Zimbabwe. A video clip on Employment … ———- 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

LG Mpedi on the origins, development and future of SASPEN

At the occasion of the ILO-FES workshop on Employment Injury Protection, FES Zimbabwe invited partners to a reception and asked SASPEN Advisory Council Member Prof Letlhokwa George Mpedi to present a keynote on the SASPEN network. Watch the speech here: In a brief, quite personal address, Prof Mpedi recollected the … ———- Please continue reading

Employment Injury Protection: FES & ILO Workshop in Harare

Consultative and Training Workshop Employment Injury Protection in Southern and Eastern Africa Harare, Rainbow Towers Hotel, Oct 20-22, 2014 Full conference programme (pdf, 211kb) The ILO and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) organized a consultative and training workshop with experts and government stakeholders from Southern and Eastern African countries on the … ———- Please continue reading

Managing Social Security Funds during Hyperinflation – Report on the Zimbabwean Experience

Fiscal Space is a common concern with social protection systems. Managing and investing social security funds from social insurance schemes another. The latter becomes particularly difficult in countries with high inflation rates. If funds are not invested at return rates higher or equal to inflation, the funds progressively deteriorate which … ———- Please continue reading