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,...

Policy Brief 7 – Community Monitoring Report

The Socio-Economic Rights (SER) monitoring tool developed by Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) provides a programmatic and long term approach to monitoring...

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...

Hunger in the land of Enough

Despite being a middle-income country, South Africa has a long and shameful history of those in power ignoring the needs and the interests of...

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...