Social Safety Nets for Poverty Alleviation in Southern Africa: A research report for for the Department for International Development

This research report is the principal output of a multi-country study examining alternative social safety nets for poverty alleviation in southern Africa. Funding support was provided by the Economic and Social Committee for Overseas Research (ESCOR) in the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID). The project leader was Dr Stephen Devereux, a Research Fellow of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. The research model was collaborative, and three country teams participated in the research in southern Africa. The respective Country Researchers were Dr Ben Fuller, Deputy Head of the Social Sciences Division at the University of Namibia; Mr Belmiro Rodolfo, Research Director at ISRI - the Instituto Superior de Relações Internacionais - in Mozambique; and Ms Nangana Simwinji, an independent food security consultant from Western Province, Zambia.