Basic Needs Basket Workshop: Report 8-9 December 2016

It is widely known that South Africa has one of the world’s highest inequality rates, which has contributed to widespread food insecurity and persistent...

SPII Annual Report 2015

As we approach a decade since SPII was established, we are proud to announce that the organisation has grown significantly; both in standing and...

A Framework for Monitoring and Evaluating the Progressive Realisation of Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa

It is for this reason that Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII), in partnership with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), has developed...

Policy Brief 8 – Indicators for the Right to Food

This policy brief introduces our indicators for the right to food. These indicators, which have been developed in collaboration with a range of stakeholders,...

Monitoring the right of access to adequate housing in South Africa

The Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) is an independent research think tank that focuses on generating new knowledge, information and analysis in...

A Framework for Monitoring and Evaluating the Progressive Realisation of Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa

By Hannah Dawson- The inclusion of socio-economic rights in South Africa’s Constitution envisioned the reconstruction of our society – not only healing the divisions...

Working Paper No 9 – Report on initial exploratory focus group research into a decent living level

The National Development Plan (NDP) aims to eliminate all poverty and reduce inequality in South Africa by 2030 .[1] The poverty line used to...

SADC Poverty alongside Mineral Wealth

This paper is part of a five-year project that the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII)1 is working on that seeks to investigate the...

SPII Annual Report 2013

THE PAST YEAR HAS PROVED TO BE A VERY Significant one and history will no doubt favour us with an ability to gauge the...

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...

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...

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