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pdf.png Review of research evidence on child poverty in South Africa 2017 HOT

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In this review we present research evidence on child poverty in South Africa. The focus of the review is on studies which have had a specific focus on child poverty, rather than more general poverty studies where child poverty has been examined as a subset.



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pdf.png Policy Brief: New Scale-able ECD Response Model - Survey, Categorisation, Training & Infrastructure 2017 HOT

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The systematic survey of under-resourced early childhood development (ECD) centres in low-income communities and effective planning of infrastructural improvements and other support play a critical role in increasing access to quality ECD services. Project Preparation Trust (PPT), in partnership with government and other NGOs, has developed an effective methodology which has been tested in five local municipalities in KZN. A scaled-up version of the method could enable large numbers of vulnerable children to more rapidly gain access to acceptable ECD care and at significantly lower cost than current models.



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pdf.png Families, the child support grant, and child well-being. Connecting cash and care to scale up the impact of the CSG 2017 HOT

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This document reports on a study that used a mixed methods design combining quantitative national statistical data (from the National Income Dynamics Survey (NIDS) Wave 1 of 2008) with qualitative insights gained from CSG families. The aim of the study is to contribute to our understanding of the interface between family contexts and child well-being outcomes; shed light on the perspectives of families themselves about various aspects of caregiving, family beliefs and their needs and challenges; and to provide recommendations for family and community based developmental welfare interventions to further scale up the already positive impacts of the CSG.



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pdf.png Strengthening government’s implementation of violence against women and children (VAWC) interventions 2017

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Violence against women and children (VAWC) is arguably one of the most perilous challenges that South Africa is currently facing. This policy brief outlines the findings of a diagnostic review of the state’s response to VAWC



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2017-12-28
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pdf.png Nutrition interventions for children from conception to age five 2017

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This policy brief recommends that the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Policy (2015) be strategically linked to the National Food and Nutrition Security Plan (NFSNP), which was approved in September 2016. The plan addresses food and nutrition issues among the entire population, and will be rolled out from 2017 to 2022. An integrated plan of action between the ECD Policy and the NFSNP can lead to a  lasting change in nutrition levels in the broader population, starting with obtaining good standards of nutrition during the critical years of 0-5.



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pdf.png Policy Brief: The impact of poverty and inequality in early childhood on long-term outcomes 2017 HOT

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The aim of this project was to synthesise and analyse data from the longitudinal birth cohort study, Birth to Twenty Plus (Bt20+), on emerging inequalities in early childhood arising from disparities in socioeconomic conditions, family characteristics, and early learning opportunities at home and in out-of-home day care.



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pdf.png PAN: Children Policy Brief : How lack of assets affect child poverty and social exclusion 2015 HOT

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Children require an enabling environment in terms of health, education, assets, social and family networks, and geography to escape a poverty trap. Children caught in poverty are also potentially subject to social exclusion, the process that excludes them from full participation in society.



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2018-05-21
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pdf.png PAN: Children Policy Brief 2015: How geography can trap children in poverty 2015 HOT

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The persistent nature of poverty traps means that the characteristics of the poor are slow to change. Today, as before the political transition, children caught in poverty traps are most likely to be black Africans, to live in rural areas of the former homelands, and to have poorly educated parents. Weak family structures also mean that they often do not live with both parents.



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2018-05-21
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