Webinar Series 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.


This webinar was the first of the Child Allowance Series, which was organized by UNICEF. Please join the Towards Universal Social Protection for Children online community if you are interested in following the most recent discussions on the topic.