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Social Safety Nets In Botswana: Admibnistration, targetting and sustainability

Tebogo Seleka (), Happy Siphambe, Dolly Ntseane, Nomtuse Mbere, Charity Kerapeletswe and Chris Sharp

in Books from Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis

Abstract: Public 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.

Keywords: Social safety nets; Poverty; Public protection; Botswana (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007
ISBN: 978 99912 71 37 8
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