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South Africa : Social Assistance Programs and Systems Review

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2153
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Other Social Protection Study
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World Bank
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2021-11-09T18:47:37Z
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2021-11-09T18:47:37Z
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2021-10-05
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2021-11-10T05:10:34Z
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Despite being an upper middle income country, South Africa’s high inequality and the long-lasting legacies of apartheid mean that the country is faced with numerous development challenges, many of which are characteristic of countries with much lower incomes. This paper focuses on social assistance and, specifically, the system of social grants in South Africa. This report aims to review the social assistance system in South Africa to first understand how it functions and what kinds of benefits it provides through which programs, and what tools and systems it uses to do so. Second, it reviews the performance of the system in terms of coverage, targeting, benefit incidence, adequacy, cost-effectiveness, and outcomes. Third, it assesses the extent to which the system is aligned and equipped to address the so called “triple challenge” of poverty, inequality, and unemployment as shown by data. It also reviews the limitations in the design, delivery systems, and institutional coordination at different administrative levels. Based on the analysis, this paper provides some recommendation for what adjustments and improvement the South African social assistance system could undertake in the next fi ve years in order to better align the system address the structural causes of poverty and inequality in addition to providing relief and income support. The report concludes and provides some policy and programme recommendations for the future.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/undefined/238611633430611402/South-Africa-Social-Assistance-Programs-and-Systems-Review
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/36514
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English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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LABOR MARKET
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POVERTY
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INEQUALITY
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LOCKDOWN
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PANDEMIC IMPACT
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CORONAVIRUS
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COVID-19
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SOCIAL PROTECTION PROGRAMS
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SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
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GRANTS
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TARGETING BENEFITS
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SOCIAL INCLUSION
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COST EFFECTIVENESS
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EXPENDITURE EFFICIENCY
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SHOCK RESPONSIVENESS
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South Africa
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Social Assistance Programs and Systems Review
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Report
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2021-10-05
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2021-10-04T00:00:00Z
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Economic & Sector Work
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Economic & Sector Work :: Other Social Protection Study
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/undefined/238611633430611402/South-Africa-Social-Assistance-Programs-and-Systems-Review
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okr.region.administrative
Africa
okr.region.country
South Africa
okr.topic
Poverty Reduction :: Services & Transfers to Poor
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Social Protections and Labor :: Employment and Unemployment
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Markets
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Social Protections and Labor :: Social Protections & Assistance
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South Africa Country Management Unit

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