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TitleSocial Safety Nets in Botswana: Administration, targetting and sustainability
AuthorSeleka, T; Siphambe, H; Ntseane, D; Mbere, N
SubjectSocial Safety Nets
Date of Publication2007
PublisherBotswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA)
Number of Pages64 pages
Geographical CoverageBotswana
KeywordsPoverty Alleviation, Employment creation, Public policy, Economic growth, Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES),
AbstractPublic policy in Botswana is aimed at reducing poverty through broad-based economic growth, specifically through employment creation initiatives. However, public policy in Botswana also recognizes that economic growth is not a sufficient condition for poverty reduction. As such, a number of social safety nets (SSNs) have been introduced to assist the very poor and vulnerable groups in society. In this study, a comprehensive review of SSNs in Botswana is carried out. The study draws from interviews and focus group discussions conducted with SSN beneficiaries, key informants, programme implementers and the 2002-03 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES), to examine a number of issues relating to delivery, administration and effectiveness of the existing SSNs.
Copyright HolderBotswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA)
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