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The State of Social Assistance in Africa Report 2019

The State of Social Assistance in Africa Report 2019

Sep 26, 2019

The State of Social Assistance in Africa report examines processes and trends in social assistance: the origins and evolution of social assistance over time; the introduction of social protection policies and development of enabling institutions; trends in financing; and progress towards establishing social assistance as a right in Africa. The publication makes the case for strengthening the national architecture for social assistance in Africa as a pathway to eradicating poverty, reducing vulnerability and realizing the commitment of Leaving No One Behind.

It contains a country profiles section with key information and data on contemporary social assistance in all African countries. The report and the data platform aim at increasing understanding of state-provisioned social assistance to inform policy and practice, engage in South-South collaboration and for research and advocacy purposes. 

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