Recommendations of the AU Expert Meeting – Cape Town

SPII Director Isobel Frye and Senior Economic Researcher Taku Fundira recently participated in the AU High Level Expert Meeting on Children and Social Protection...

Lack of Social Protection for Women in Informal Employment: Would the Universal Big Income Grant be the Answer?

Substantial allocations of the national budgets are being invested annually in social protection policies and programme to address high levels of poverty and vulnerability...

SADC BIG e-Newsletter Issue 2

Social Protection has never been as important as it is now in Southern Africa. We at the Secretariat are excited about the call for...

SADC BIG E-Newsletter Issue 1 March 2014

The Southern African Development Community member states are characterized by high levels of poverty and some of the highest levels of inequality globally, albeit...

The right to social security and primary health care in Zandspruit informal settlement South Africa

There is increasing interest in South Africa in the development of methodologies and tools for measuring, monitoring and evaluating the progressive realisation of socio-economic...

Budget analysis

This review reflects the findings of SPII’s investigation into National and Provincial budget allocations over a 5 year period 2007/08 – 2011/12. Although the tax...

Social Security policy review

This policy review has been undertaken as part of a broader project conducted by the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII). The objectives...

Towards Transformation – Measuring, Monitoring & Evaluating Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa

Few people would disagree that the realisation of socio-economic rights (SERs) is key for overcoming South Africa’s persistent struggle with poverty and inequality. The...

Measuring, Monitoring & Evaluating Socio-Economic Rights

The progressive realisation of social and economic rights is central to the transformation of our society. The persistence of systemic poverty and inequality in...

Policy Brief 2 – Monitoring the right to health care in South Africa

The realisation of socio-economic rights (SERs) is crucial to South Africa overcoming the persistent challenge of poverty and inequality. However, unless the implementation or...

Scoping of existing support programmes for small business –

The 1995 White Paper on the National Strategy for the Development of Small Business find practical expression in the Integrated Small Business Development Strategy...

Working Paper No 5: Being Poor – A STUDY OF THE BASIC NEEDS AND SOCIAL ASPECTS OF POVERTY AND DEPRIVATION IN VOSLOOORUS

In a nutshell, current policy literature and analysis is often marked by social distance and is consequently devoid of empathy. This research report of...

InvitationAs the 6th administration begins its work in earnest, we demonstrate how the DSL provides an integrated framework for measuring progressive realisation of a Decent Standard of Living  and Living Wage.

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