Webinar Presentation on Child Allowance - The South African experience with the Child Support Grant

Presenter: Brenton Van Vrede (Acting Deputy Director General, Social Security, Department of Social Development, South Africa)

Discussant: Roxana Maurizio (Associate Research-Professor in Economics, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento – UNGS)

Moderator: Alejandro Grinspun (Chief for Social Policy, UNICEF South Africa)

The South African Child Support Grant (CSG) features among the world’s most comprehensive social protection programmes and has substantially contributed to a reduction of child poverty rates in South Africa over recent years. The programme today reaches over 11 million children from poor and vulnerable families. The webinar provides first-hand insights on the programme and discusses several aspects related to the CSG’s design and implementation. The webinar is supported by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG/UNDP) and UNICEF.