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National Child Poverty Monitor

This work aimed to increase knowledge about child poverty dynamics in South Africa through data analysis to inform and evaluate pro-poor policy from the perspective of children, and child outcomes. It was an extension project to the Children Count – Abantwana Babalulekile project and part of an initiative of the Programme to Support Pro-Poor Policy Development, a partnership of the Presidency and the European Union, to support poverty-related research that could contribute to evidence for policy development.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 15:46

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Ordinary Politics: Race and opportunity in contemporary South Africa

In 2008, a series of events in South Africa indicated the lingering difficulties in trying to build a “united” and reconciled, post-apartheid society. The incidents ranged from racist video clips to xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in townships. They provided the main motivation behind this research collaboration between the Children’s Institute and Princeton University.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 July 2012 13:15

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Project 28: Promoting children's socio-economic rights

Project 28 is a rights-based project that focuses on promoting the realisation of children’s socio-economic rights in South Africa. The project aims to seek clarity on the meaning of children’s socio-economic rights, particularly regarding the nature and extent of the government’s obligations to children.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 13:20

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Social assistance for orphaned children living with relatives

Over the past 10 years a diverse set of problems have been documented about the widespread use of the foster care system to provide financial assistance to the country’s increasing number of orphans, the majority of whom are living with relatives.  Children’s Institute socio-legal research and consultations with government and practitioners are aimed at finding clarity and proposing solutions that are in the best interests of all affected children.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 April 2013 15:23

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