Webinar recording from the second session on the "ISPA Public Works Assessment Tool", continuing the ISPA Webinar Series, provided a presentation on the process of initiation, implementation, results, reception and impact of an ISPA Assessment of the Public Works Component of the Tanzanian Productive Social Safety Net (PSSN) programme.

Panelists:

Barnabas Jachi, Chief Engineer, Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF)

Dampu Ndenzako, Social Protection Specialist. ILO-Tanzania

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The ISPA Public Works Assessment Tool: User experiences from Tanzania

This week’s webinar hosted by socialprotection.org on September 21st was part two in the ISPA Tools webinar series , and entitled The ISPA Public Works Assessment Tool: User experiences from Tanzania. Some of the partners involved in the organization where TASAF, the ILO and the EU SP Systems programs, and it was organized by Inter Agency Social Protection Assessments (ISPA). Furthermore, it was moderated by Timo Voipio, Director for Capacity Development and Partnerships, EU-SPS/Finland; and the panelists and participants where Barnabas Jachi, Chief Engineer, TASAF; Dampu Ndenzako, ILO-Tanzania; and Markku Malkamäki, EU-SPS/Finland; and also Veronika Wodsak, Social Security Expert, ILO as a discussant. The recording is available here and the...Read more

Webinar presentation from the second session on the "ISPA Public Works Assessment Tool", continuing the ISPA Webinar Series, provided a presentation on the process of initiation, implementation, results, reception and impact of an ISPA Assessment of the Public Works Component of the Tanzanian Productive Social Safety Net (PSSN) programme.

Panelists:

Barnabas Jachi, Chief Engineer, Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF)

Dampu Ndenzako, Social Protection Specialist. ILO-Tanzania

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This three-day international conference is hosted by the Ethiopian Centre for Child Research, Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI), the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP), The Impact Initiative at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty, including African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), Save the Children, UNICEF and Young Lives.

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18 years since the Child Support Grant was established its recognised as one of South Africa's most successful poverty alleviation strategies. The Children's Institute at the University of Cape Town, has dedicated this years South African Child Gauge to the theme of children and social assistance. The issue looks closely at the CSG and its impact on millions of poor children and their caregivers in the country. For more SABC joined in studio by Ashlinn Delaney, one of the leading authors of the report. 
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Roughly 60% of children in South Africa are poor. This makes social protection essential and is why 11.8 million children and their families are now receiving social assistance grants administered by the South African government.

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A social protection scheme in Lesotho improves the lives of some of the country's most vulnerable people by providing a non-contributory social pension that helps beneficiaries make ends meet, and improves living conditions of grant recipients and members of their households.

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Recognizing the role of the informal sector in their societies, a number of developing world countries have implemented non-contributory old age pension schemes to support elderly members of the population, with the most recent regional pilot interventions being implemented in sub-Saharan Africa. However, little is known about the impact of such schemes, particularly in areas with high poverty levels and multiple demands on increasingly strained governmental budgets.

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The Decent Work Academy offers policy makers and development partners the opportunity to explore and debate present and future work challenges on the African continent. The Academy will draw on the experiences of leading international experts on labour rights, social protection, social dialogue, employment and enterprise development to share the latest global thinking on these topics. Participants will be equipped with additional know-how to meet the challenges of fast-evolving labour markets in African countries.

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The purpose of this article is to assess factors that contributed to the apparent success of the Farm Input Support Programme (FISP) in the period 2005–15, and discuss the lessons that can be learned from this experience in relation to climate change adaptation. Important factors were the ability to balance external and internal drivers that affected policy formulation, national ownership and prestige that influenced and motivated implementation capability, creation of conducive conditions for agricultural development and the demand-driven nature of the programme.

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