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Title: PRESENTATION%20TO%20THE%20AD-HOC%20COMMITTEE%20ON%20SOCIAL%20DEVELOPMENT


1
  • PRESENTATION TO THE AD-HOC COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL
    DEVELOPMENT
  • BY
  • DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
  • 2004/05 FINANCIAL YEARVOTE 19
  • 28 MAY 2004

2
AGENDA
  • Vision and Mission
  • Social Development Priorities
  • Programme Structure
  • Overview Key Developments
  • Challenges
  • Programme Performance
  • - Branch Integrated Development
  • - Branch Social Security
  • Financial overview
  • Conclusion

3
STRATEGIC OVERVIEW Mr. V Madonsela
  • PART 1

4
VISION
  • A caring and integrated system of social
    development services that facilitates human
    development and improves the quality of life

5
MISSION
  • To ensure the provision of comprehensive social
    protection services against vulnerability and
    poverty within the constitutional and legislative
    framework, and create an enabling environment for
    sustainable development. The department further
    aims to deliver integrated, sustainable and
    quality services in partnership with all those
    committed to building a caring society

6
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES OVER MTEF YEARS
  • Improvement of access and the quality of Social
    Security Service
  • Establishment of the Social Security Agency
  • Establishment of an Inspectorate for the Social
    Security Function
  • Comprehensive Child Care Legislation
  • Expanded Public Works Program
  • Welfare Service Transformation
  • Improve services to Older Persons
  • Strengthening of Families
  • Partnerships and Cooperative Governance
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Poverty Reduction and Integrated Development

7
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
  • 2004/05
  • P1 Administration
  • P2 Social Security, Policy Planning
  • P3Grant Systems and Administration
  • Manage social grants and disaster relief through
    the development of norms and standards, and
    improve compliance, with particular focus on
    improving application processing time and fraud
    reduction
  • P4Social Security Service Delivery Assurance
  • P5 Welfare Service Transformation
  • P6 Children, Families and Youth Development
  • P7 Poverty Alleviation (note name change)
  • P8 HIV and AIDS
  • P9 Population and Development

8
OVERVIEW KEY DEVELOPMENTS
  • Expansion of the social security safety net
  • Extension of Child Support Grant
  • Increased awareness more coverage
  • Institutional reform of the social security
    service delivery system
  • Implementation of norms standards
  • Establishment of Social Security Agency
  • Improvement of information and payment system
  • Transformation of social welfare services
  • Development of new finance policy
  • Improvement of conditions of services for social
    workers
  • Implementation of a staff retention strategy

9
OVERVIEW KEY DEVELOPMENTS
  • Legislative developments
  • Social Assistance Bill
  • Social security Agency Bill
  • Childrens Bill
  • Older Persons Bill

10
SECTOR CHALLENGES
  • Overriding challenges of poverty
  • Realisation of socio-economic rights
  • Putting children first
  • Prioritising the vulnerable groups
  • Demographic challenges
  • Improving social assistance
  • Limited/restricted coverage
  • Pressures on other welfare services
  • Capacity constraints
  • Infrastructure needs
  • Fragmented legal framework

11
PROGRAMME PERFORMANCE
  • BRANCH INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT
  • Mr. V Madonsela
  • Director General

PART 2
12
WELFARE SERVICES TRANSFORMATION
  • AIM
  • Welfare service transformation facilitates the
    transformation of social welfare services to
    deliver effective and appropriate social welfare
    services to individuals, families and
    communities.

13
MEASURABLE OBJECTIVE
  • To develop and facilitate implementation and
    monitoring of social welfare service policies,
    strategies, programmes that empower and support
    vulnerable individuals, households and
    communities, including older persons, persons
    with disabilities and mitigate the impact of
    substance abuse.

14
RECENT OUTPUTS FOR 2003/4
  • Service Standards
  • Discussion document on the policy on financial
    awards to service provided approved by MINMEC
  • Salaries of social workers in government reviewed
    and approved by MINMEC
  • Capacity development programme for social service
    professionals developed and due for
    implementation
  • Preliminary costing of NGOs funded by the
    department completed

15
RECENT OUTPUTS FOR 2003/4
  • Older Persons
  • Audit of old age homes finalised
  • Proposed legislation on Older persons has been
    introduced to Parliament
  • Recommendations of the Inter-Ministerial
    Committee have been integrated in the legislation
  • Preliminary costing of the legislation was done
  • Internal investigation done on Frail Care
    services

16
RECENT OUTPUTS FOR 2003/4
  • Services to People with Disabilities
  • 30 of workshops transformed
  • An audit on existing services has been completed
    and a draft resource directory is being developed
  • Consultation with other departments initiated

17
RECENT OUTPUTS FOR 2003/4
  • Prevention of Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation
  • Policy framework developed and consulted
  • Draft minimum standards for in-patient treatment
    centres developed and consulted in all provinces
  • A best practice model for a youth treatment
    centre has been documented
  • Ke Moja awareness campaign was launched in Cape
    Town and will be rolled out in KwaZulu-Natal and
    Gauteng
  • CDA secretariat in place and functional.

18
POVERTY ALLEVIATION
  • AIM
  • Developing, co-ordinating and managing
    sustainable income-generating projects
    developing strategies and programmes which
    contribute to the well-being and social
    integration of vulnerable individuals, groups and
    communities and developing policies and
    programmes to create an enabling environment for
    non-profit organisations. The programme also
    transfers funds to the National Development
    Agency and monitors it.

19
POVERTY ALLEVIATION cont..
  • MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES
  • Design and monitor policies, strategies and
    programmes for poverty reduction, community
    development, and register and support non-profit
    organisations.

20
POVERTY ALLEVIATION cont..
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • The Monitoring, Support and evaluation aspect of
    the Poverty Alleviation Programme is on a
    sustainable path of improvement, this is due to
    the expanded role of the IDT in the programme,
    which has been taken beyond disbursement of funds
    to projects, to include direct implementation for
    12 months ending in September 2004.
  • The Poverty Alleviation Programme has 408
    projects funded with the allocation currently
    being managed, the target is to have 416 projects
    by the end of June. The allocation currently
    being managed is the remainder of the R222
    million allocated over the last MTEF period
    (2001/0202/0303/04).
  •  

21
POVERTY ALLEVIATION cont..
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • The improved monitoring capacity allows us to
    report that the numbers of people benefiting per
    objective of the Poverty Alleviation Programme
    since 2001/02 to date have increased as follows
  •  
  • The improvement in the case of HIV and Aids
    projects was from 2 667 to12 263 people
  • The improvement in the number of young people
    participating in youth development projects was
    from 1 045 to 2 471
  • The improvement in the number of people
    participating in womens development co -
    operatives was from 1 279 to 2 788,

22
POVERTY ALLEVIATION cont..
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • Community based dual purpose centers improved the
    number of the people benefiting from 3 413 to 13
    604, and
  • Food security projects also improved by
    increasing the number of people benefiting from
    projects from 10 692 to 13 604.
  • The Programme has been very successful with its
    targeting mechanisms for the Poverty Alleviation
    Programme, at the beginning of the three-year
    programme approach for Poverty Relief, the
    Programme successfully identified projects to be
    funded in the country, and met the minimum target
    of having 30 of projects in the nodes of the
    ISRDP. The Department has allocated over 60 of
    funds to the three provinces with the most severe
    levels of Poverty i.e. Eastern Cape, Kwazulu
    Natal and Limpopo

23
POVERTY ALLEVIATION cont..
  • MEDIUM TERM OUTPUTS AND TARGETS
  • The Poverty Alleviation Programme has the
    following critical outputs for the medium term,
    and these are
  • Developing an exit plan for each funded project
    under the Poverty Relief Programme first draft
    by May 2005
  • Conducting a Study on the Impact the Poverty
    Relief Programme of the Department has had on
    communities first draft by 2005 and
  • Developing an Anti Poverty Strategy for the
    Department first draft by March 2005.

24
POVERTY ALLEVIATION cont..
  • Grant-in Kind
  • An amount of R 71 million was allocated to the
    Department in the 2003/04 financial year as the
    final allocation of this programme
  • R 43 million of the above allocation is in the
    process of disbursement to the 416 projects,
    which will be completed during the 2004/05
    financial year.

25
HIV AND AIDS
  • AIM
  • Develop policies, strategies and programmes
    aimed at mitigating the social impact of HIV and
    Aids.

26
HIV AND AIDS cont..
  • MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES
  • to develop policy, programs and guidelines for
    implementation of HIV and AIDS intervention.
  • to deliver comprehensive social development
    services to vulnerable groups focussing on HIV
    and AIDS infected and affected (children, Youth,
    Older persons, PWAs and their families affected
    by HIV/AIDS).
  • to ensure that services are rendered in a
    coordinated manner to vulnerable groups
  • to monitor and evaluate the implementation of HIV
    and AIDS home community based care programs,
  • Facilitate establishment of a workplace HIV/AIDS
    program and
  • To built capacity of NGO to render services for
    HIV and AIDS programs.

27
HIV AND AIDS cont..
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • Provision of child and family welfare services,
    psychosocial support and statutory services.
  • Provision of different options of alternative
    care for children infected and affected by
    HIV/AIDS
  • Provision of nutritional support and addressing
    other material and psychosocial needs of people
    living with AIDS
  • Strengthening and supporting the network of
    community based and not for profit organizations
    to facilitate the rollout of home community based
    care and support
  • Monitor, evaluate and undertake research to
    explore successful methods of care and support to
    people who are infected and affected by HIV and
    AIDS

28
HIV AND AIDS cont..
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • Home/Community Based Care and Support Programme
  • For the past three years the focus of the
    Department as far as this programme is concerned
    has been the protection of children who are
    infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. An amount of
    R6, 8 million from the National Integrated Plan
    strategy was allocated to the Department of
    Social Development for implementation of
    community-home based care and support in
    2000/2001, R13,3 million in 2001/2 and
    R48million in 2002/3. The implementation started
    with the establishment of six sites in 2000 and
    these were increased to 314 in 2002/3.
  •  

29
HIV AND AIDS cont..
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  •  
  • The Directorate HIV and AIDS became fully
    operational during 2002/3 and has been elevated
    to a Chief Directorate level from 2003/4. This
    has facilitated the improved management of
    scaling up of the home community based care and
    support programme in the provinces and proper
    management of the amounts allocated to this
    programme.

30
HIV AND AIDS cont..
  • Conditional Grants
  • Increase in the number of identified children
    infected and affected by HIV/AIDS
  • - 61,582 orphaned and vulnerable children were
    identified and received appropriate services
  • - 9,787 child headed households were identified
    and received appropriate services
  • Provision of essential material assistance to
    identified children and families
  • - 144 703 families were provided with food
    parcels and 20 945 families were provided with
    special protein products.

31
HIV AND AIDS cont..
  • Conditional Grants
  • Provision of alternative care to vulnerable
    children
  • - 6375 children were referred for foster care
    placement
  • 50 percent of caregivers identified from
    communities, NGOs, CBOs and FBOs, families and
    volunteers to be capacitated through training and
    support
  •   - 4 215 caregivers were trained on Home
    Community Based Care and Support programme
  • - 5 988 caregivers are receiving stipend
  •  
  •  

32
HIV AND AIDS cont..
  • Conditional Grants
  • Provision of counseling and support services to
    children and families
  • - 144 703 were assisted with counseling ,care
    and support
  • - 144 support groups were established and
    supported
  • - 550 families received bereavement support and
    burials
  • Increase in the number of co-coordinating
    structures and partnership for management and
    maintenance of social welfare to children
    infected and affected by HIV/AIDS
  •   - 169 income generating projects were linked to
    home community based care
  • - 212 child care forums were established
  • - 421 NGOS, CBOS, FBO and sites were
    strengthened

33
HIV AND AIDS cont..
  • CHALLENGES
  • Establishing the extent of the OVC situation to
    be able to mitigate the impact on children and
    Child headed households.
  • Linking HIV and AIDS programs to poverty and
    other social development programs to mitigate the
    social impact.
  • Awareness, Prevention and community mobilization.
  • Psychosocial support to PWAs, child headed
    households, children and families.
  • Support to individuals and families receiving ARV
    treatment
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

34
HIV AND AIDS cont..
  • PROPOSED REMEDIES
  • Conduct action research in order to establish the
    OVC situation in SA
  • Develop a database on OVC
  • Strengthen initiatives such as Community Aids
    Response (CARE) for the implementation of
    services to OVC
  • Develop a manual and develop the capacity of
    services providers on psychosocial support to
    PLWA, children and families
  • Develop monitoring tools for all programmes
  • Evaluate the impact of programmes on communities
    and develop best practices
  • Strengthen and capacitate provinces with the
    implementation of home/community-based care and
    support programmes
  • Strengthen the collaboration with social cluster
    to support the ARV roll out

35
EXTENDED PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME
  • AIM
  • To utilise public sector budgets to reduce
    unemployment and poverty by creating work
    opportunities through skills development.

36
EXTENDED PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME cont..
  • MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES
  • Design and monitor policies, strategies and
    programmes for poverty alleviation and community
    development, and register and support non-profit
    organisations
  • Create 122 240 work opportunities in HCBC (sector
    wide)- 4 284 by DoSD for FY2004/5.
  • Create 66 300 work opportunities ECD (sector
    wide)- 1 000 by DoSD FY2005/6.

37
EXTENDED PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME cont..
  • Comprehensive Integrated Social Sector Plan has
    been produced.
  • Intensive work is undertaken with partners to
    develop MOU.
  • Additional R253 million is needed for HCBC.
  • For ECD- an additional R349m is needed for a
    conditional Grant.

38
EXTENDED PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME cont..
  • Challenges
  • Sustainability of work opportunity
  • Impact of the rollout of ARV
  • Impact on volunteerism
  • Capacity of SETAs to delivery training
  • Exit counseling
  • Increment of the ECD capacity
  • Lack of adequate delegated Human Resource
    capacity
  • Mitigation
  • A.P of CDHW at comm. level.
  • The risk factored into training
  • Communication strategy
  • Technical Assistance Support to SETAs
  • Exit counseling trg prg t/b dev
  • Conditional Grant is recom.
  • Project Management Unit for each dept (national
    provinces)

39
NATIONAL FOOD EMERGENCY PROGRAMME
  • AIM
  • To promote a sustainable and enabling environment
    for vulnerable groups experiencing food
    insecurity.

40
NATIONAL FOOD EMERGENCY PROGRAMME cont
  • MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES
  • Provision of nutritious food (Cooked)
  • Reduce malnutrition through food gardening and
    promotion of income generating
  • Linking beneficiaries to other services including
    social security

41
NATIONAL FOOD EMERGENCY PROGRAMME cont
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • As part of first pilot project (2002/03
    allocation / R 230 million), 244 000 households
    were reached
  • Up to end of March 2004, 506 978 households were
    reached, 31 586 nutrient Supplements were
    supplied and funding to 40 drop-in centres were
    provided from the 2003/04 allocation (R 388
    million).

42
CHALLENGES
  • Sustainability
  • Sectoral Integration
  • Coordination of interventions of various sectors
  • Inadequate communication outside government
  • Participation of stakeholders varied
    perceptions in the programme
  • Inconsistent configuration of social cluster
    Departments at provincial level
  • Insufficient resources (fiscal, human and
    physical)

43
CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
  • AIM
  • To ensure the protection and empowerment of
    vulnerable children, youth and families  

44
CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT cont..
  • MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES
  • To promote well-being of children and protect
    them from vulnerability, abuse, neglect and
    exploitation
  • To develop and facilitate implementation of
    strategies and programmes to promote youth
    development and self-reliance.
  • To manage and protect child offenders
  • To support and empower victims of violence
    especially women
  • To promote family preservation, family values and
    ensure the support of vulnerable families
  • To promote well-being of children and protect
    them from vulnerability, abuse, neglect and
    exploitation

45
CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT cont..
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • The Childrens Bill was approved by Cabinet and
    introduced in parliament which subsequently
    requested the Bill to be split into sections
    75-(national competencies)and 76(provincial
    competencies). Both sections will be considered
    in parliament, but section75 will be promulgated
    by the President and later amended to incorporate
    section 76.
  • The draft policy framework was developed from the
    Strategy on the Prevention and Management of
    Child Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation and
    aligned with Childrens Bill as well as the draft
    Family Policy document. The draft policy
    framework will be consulted with all relevant
    stakeholders before implementation.
  • The Child Protection Register (CPR) was
    implemented in nine provinces, good progress has
    been made with computerisation of CPR and
    Negotiations underway with the national
    Department of Justice/Education/ Health and SAPS
    on reporting function of CPR

46
CHILD PROTECTION
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • During 2003 the Registrar of Adoptions registered
    2207,nationally and 200 inter-country adoptions
    were handled.
  • The Department ratified the Hague Convention on
    Inter country adoptions was effected in December
    2003 and the interim Central Authority for
    Inter-country Adoptions is being established.
  • Child Protection Week mainstreamed into DSD and
    broader government processes it was co-ordinated
    and celebrated in 2003 with great success
  • A Workshop on ECD was held and refined Guideline
    document drafted document ready to go through
    final approval processes
  • The research on the costing of children's homes
    was completed the document will help the
    department and other stakeholders in reviewing
    policy, planning and budgeting for childrens
    homes.

47
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • Progress has also been made in improving the
    capacity for the Youth Development and Social
    Crime Prevention activities of the Department
  • The Department has started engaging stakeholders
    on the process of developing the Youth
    Development Strategy. The First Draft Strategy
    will be presented before all stakeholder at a
    conference which will be held in November 2004,

48
SOCIAL CRIME PREVENTION
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • 600 assistant probation officers and probation
    officers were trained.
  • The South African Council for Social Services
    Professions has accepted the formal application
    for the establishment of a Professional Board for
    Probation Officers. The first regulations for the
    establishment thereof have been Gazetted for
    comments.
  • The Application for the establishment of a
    Standard Generating Body for Probation Officers
    has been accepted and the Department is in the
    process of nominating a board to drive the
    process.
  • R 20 million donor funding from the Royal
    Netherlands Embassy was secured for the
    Department of Social Development contribution
    towards the Child Justice System.
  • The Departments crime prevention programmes have
    been included in the IJS business plan and this
    will require regular progress reporting on our
    indicators

49
VICTIM EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • Progress made include
  • A costed strategy to guide the establishment and
    the management of shelters for women and their
    children who are victims of domestic violence and
    who need to move out of the violent home
    environment.  
  • A One Stop Center for the provision of immediate
    services to victims of domestic violence was
    launched in Upington in the Northern Cape.
  • An impact assessment of Victim Empowerment was
    carried out and a tool to monitor the projects
    was also developed. 

50
FAMILIES
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • In preparing the nation for the10th Anniversary
    of International Year of the Family 2004, a pre
    launch was held in October 2003.
  • The main launch was held as big event which
    attracted 20 000 people in Cape Town. The theme
    of the campaign is Family the Core of Society.
  • A plan of action for the IYF has been developed
    with stakeholders
  • The research on families in South Africa was
    commissioned to HSRC, the findings of the study
    are being utilised to draft a family policy with
    the intend of launching it during 2004.

51
CHALLENGES
  • The following main challenges are envisaged for
    the next three financial years
  • Increased human and infrastructure resources for
    the implementation of the Children and Child
    Justice Bill
  • Other areas that have policies and strategies
    that are near completion and would therefore
    need attention in terms of implementation and
    resources are as follows
  • Families,
  • Victim Empowerment,
  • Child Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation,
  • Orphans and vulnerable children especially those
    who are affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty and
  • Alternative care.
  • Youth development strategy

52
OUTPUTS 2004/05
  • Policy and programmes to care for and protect
    children
  • Administer intercountry adoptions
  • Early childhood development, residential and
    foster care services
  • Policy and programmes to protect, strengthen and
    support families
  • Policy and programmes to support and protect
    people affected by violence and crime
  • Probation officers and assistant probation
    officers in all provinces trained
  • Measures to reduce number of children awaiting
    trial in prison and police cells developed
  • Develop, facilitate and monitor the
    implementation of policies, norms and standards
    of services to persons affected by crime.
  • National Youth Skills Development Programme
    targeting out-of-school youth

53
POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT
  • AIM
  • Support and facilitate collaboration to ensure
    the implementation of population policy, and
    monitor and evaluate progress with achieving
    policy objectives.

54
POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONT..
  • MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES
  • Research, capacity building and dissemination of
    information on population and development trends
    to facilitate population policy implementation
    through intergovernmental programmes.

55
POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONT..
  • Recent Outputs up to end of March 2004
  • Research-
  • A larger volume of research was undertaken on
    key issues relating to families, ageing, child
    abuse, fertility trends, reproductive health,
    especially HIV/Aids and community development to
    support policy development and programme
    monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ten year review research was completed and the
    final report released by the Presidency in
    October 2003.

56
POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONT..
  • United Nations Population fund-
  • The second Country Programme of the United
    Nations Population Fund , which was launched in
    2002 was implemented in ten nodal District
    Municipalities in the three priority Provinces,
    Kwazulu Natal, Eastern Cape and Limpopo. The
    programme seeks to integrate and align population
    concerns of various areas within the integrated
    plans of district municipalities.

57
POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONT..
  • Primary HIV/Aids Capacity Building Course for
    government planners was launched and a total of
    1 628 officials from all spheres of government
    were trained. An evaluation exercise, assessing
    the impact of the course was completed, and
    recommendation will be incorporated in the
    revised courses. The course is implemented in
    partnership with SAMDI.

58
POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONT..
  • ADVOCACY AND COMMUNICATION
  • Activities included the annual Joint Population
    Conference (on urban and rural sustainable
    development) and provincial and national youth
    workshops on population and development
    priorities. World Population Day was commemorated
    and a poster competition for youth was held
    jointly with the UN Population Fund
  • The report on the five year review of the
    implementation of the population policy was
    completed and presented to the Heads of Social
    Development for discussion.

59
POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONT..
  • Provinces and other stakeholders participated in
    the development of the country report for ICPD
    10, which was presented at the United Nations
    Commission on Population and Development in March
    2004.
  • Meetings of the Southern African Forum on
    Population and Development were held with the
    view to revive the forum and prepare resolutions
    for the next Southern African Ministers
    Conference on Population and Development

60
KEY OUTPUTS 2004/05
  • Population policy implemented, monitored and
    reported.
  • Report on the State of the S.As population.
  • Research findings and population issues
    advocated.
  • Preparations for the Southern African programme
    on population and development.
  • Population and development trends analysis.
  • Impact assessment of core government development
    programmes.

61
KEY OUTPUTS 2004/05 CONT
  • Environment, population and development case
    studies.
  • HIV/Aids capacity building course for planners
  • Strategy for local population and development
    integration.
  • Population and development information service
    provided

62
PROGRAMME PERFORMANCE
  • BRANCH SOCIAL SECURITY
  • Mr. Vusi Madonsela
  • Director General

PART 3
63
SOCIAL SECURITY, POLICY AND PLANNING
  • AIM
  • Formulates, implements and monitors policies on
    social security and social assistance, and
    assesses the social, economic and fiscal impact
    of social security programmes. Key activities
    include developing and monitoring policy for
    social assistance for children and families,
    persons with disabilities, and older persons, and
    supporting implementation and developing
    strategies for financing social assistance
    programmes in line with macroeconomic goals and
    development objectives.

64
SOCIAL SECURITY, POLICY AND PLANNING
  • MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES
  • To research and develop comprehensive social
    security policies and strategies, with a view to
    extending the social security safety net to meet
    the objectives of Poverty alleviation.
  • To evaluate and assess the social, economic and
    fiscal impact of social security benefits on the
    following sectors of security Children and
    families, Persons with disabilities and Older
    persons.
  • To develop a Framework for Policy Implementation,
    as well as mapping strategies for financing
    social assistance programs in line with the
    macro-economic goals and develop objectives.

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SOCIAL SECURITY, POLICY AND PLANNING
  • MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES
  • Strengthening of the overall framework for a
    comprehensive social protection in respect of the
    following
  • Extension of the CSG (up to 11years 2004/5)
  • Attend to concerns re disability benefits.
  • Finalize policy review on Social relief of
    distress
  • Finalization of the review of of all social
    security legislation to ensure consistency with
    the Constitution
  • Establish consensus on and finalize the
    definition of disability and the application of
    the Disability Assessment mechanism and the
    regulatory framework

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SOCIAL SECURITY, POLICY AND PLANNING
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • The Social Assistance Bill and the South African
    Social Security Agency Bill were introduced in
    2003 and were were subsequently passed by
    Parliament February 2004
  • An assessment tool for establishing eligibility
    for disability grants and care dependency grants
    was developed.
  • Completed the design of a demographic and
    financial model for social security grants.

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OUTPUTS 2004/05
  • RETIREMENT BENEFITS
  • Regulated framework for deductions March 2005
  • Research report on best practice models for death
    benefit provisions March 2005
  • Education programme for older persons on
    awareness of Rights and Responsibilities
    February 2005
  • Revised draft policy on Old Age Grants December
    2004

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OUTPUTS 2004/05
  • DISABILITY BENEFITS
  • An assessment tool and training manual for
    disability and care dependency grants November
    2004
  • Trained social security officials on the use of
    the assessment tool March 2005
  • Research report on the causes of the sharp rise
    in the uptake of disability and care dependency
    grants August 2004
  • Research report on the mechanisms and processes
    to assess disability and care dependency grants
    August 2004
  • Research report on social security benefits of
    people with disabilities in South Africa
    September 2005
  • Case study report on systems and processes used
    in Mpumalanga Province for determining the
    eligibility of disability grants August 2004

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GRANT SYSTEM AND ADMINISTRATION
  • AIM
  • Develop service delivery norms and standards for
    grant administration, and maintain appropriate IT
    systems
  • develop and co-ordinate a service delivery
    network and infrastructure to ensure access to
    social grants
  • co-ordinate and facilitate the disbursement of
    disaster and social relief funds and
  • facilitate the reform of social assistance grants
    administration, service delivery and management.

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GRANT SYSTEM AND ADMINISTRATION
  • MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES
  • Manage social grants through the development of
    norms and standards and
  • Improve conditions with particular focus on
    improving application processing time and fraud
    reduction.

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GRANT SYSTEM AND ADMINISTRATION
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • The department is proceeding with replacing
    Socpen, the current payment and information
    system. A transaction advisor was recently
    appointed to assist in the procurement of a new
    system. In the meantime, the process of enhancing
    the current system is continuing.
  • The department established two additional
    functions, namely
  • Service Delivery Networks and
  • Institutional Reform
  • The process of designing a service delivery model
    for social grants is currently under way

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GRANT SYSTEM AND ADMINISTRATION
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • Disaster Relief Funds in excess of R 23 million
    was disbursed to over 18 000 beneficiaries during
    2003/04 (Western Cape, KZN, Eastern Cape and
    Limpopo)
  • Emergency Food Relief in excess of R 3 million
    was allocated to identified organisations to
    provide relief to victim of disasters not yet
    declared (KZN, Western Cape)

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OUTPUTS 2004/05
  • Improved Grant Administration System
  • New Grant Payment System to replace SOCPEN
    system
  • Meanwhile SOCPEN system enhanced to support Grant
    Administration
  • Develop an Optimal Service Delivery
    Infrastructure Network to support Service
    Delivery
  • Improved Relief administration
  • Effect Institutional Reform of the Social Grant
    System.

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SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICE DELIVERY ASSURANCE
  • AIM
  • Providing information on the effective and
    efficient implementation of social assistance
    policies and programmes for decision-making
    purposes in different areas.
  • Three distinct focus areas have been identified
  • Monitoring and evaluating policy implementation
    as well as the processes and procedures of the
    social assistance system
  • Developing and implementing a strategy for fraud
    prevention and detection in the social security
    environment at the national level and
  • Initiating and implementing research projects to
    provide an evidence base for social assistance
    policies and programmes.

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SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICE DELIVERY ASSURANCE
  • MEASURABLE OBJECTIVE
  • Ensure effective delivery of social services to
    vulnerable individuals, households and
    communities, through the development of
    programmes, policies, and norms and standards.

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SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICE DELIVERY ASSURANCE
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • Impact Monitoring
  • Development and finalization of an impact
    monitoring tool for Social Security
  • To be implemented over a 10 year period as a
    panel survey
  • Target a sample of 7 000 households
  • Sample to consist of both beneficiaries and
    non-beneficiaries
  • Sample frame will be designed by STATS SA
  • Impact of grants on households will be measured
    over time
  • Social grant beneficiary profiling after first
    implementation

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SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICE DELIVERY ASSURANCE
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • Social Policy Program for South Africa (SPPSA)
  • Negotiations were finalised with DFID for funding
  • Proposal was approved by DFID SA 3.8 Million
    Pounds Sterling
  • Awaiting sign off by National Treasury
  • Several projects have already started from 1
    October 2003
  • These are

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SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICE DELIVERY ASSURANCE
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • Translation of research outcomes into policy
  • Developed indicators for social exclusion
  • Conducted administrative data analysis
  • Beneficiary mobility
  • Grant take-up
  • Social policy research capacity review in
    Government
  • HDI development programme
  • KwaZulu Natal Income Dynamic Study (KIDS 3)
  • Evaluation of Child Support Grant
  • Social policy in the context of HIV/Aids

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SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICE DELIVERY ASSURANCE
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • Service Delivery Monitoring
  • Development of a social security service delivery
    monitoring tool
  • Implementation on National, Provincial, Pay point
    and Beneficiary level
  • Draft report produced on status of service
    delivery as a baseline

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SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICE DELIVERY ASSURANCE
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • Service Delivery Monitoring
  • Quarterly trend reports
  • Trends on take-up, conditions of pay-points,
    spending of Provincial budgets etc.
  • Socpen data used for trend reports
  • Mainly used as Management information
  • 4 reports was produced during this period

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SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICE DELIVERY ASSURANCE
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • Service Delivery Monitoring
  • Monitoring of back pay project
  • Detailed monitoring and audit exercise on 2
    billion rand pack pay project (Regulation 11) at
    national and provincial level
  • Comprehensive report delivered covering audit
    outcomes and lessons learned for future projects

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SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICE DELIVERY ASSURANCE
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • Fraud Hotline and Register
  • Development and launch of hotline and register
  • Calls are reported and cases are monitored
    through the register
  • Register will be rolled out to all Provincial
    Departments
  • Auditor Generals report
  • Report was produced on irregularities in the
    Eastern Cape in the Social Security environment
  • Auditor General was appointed to do detailed
    investigations into these irregularities

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SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICE DELIVERY ASSURANCE
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • Data Interrogation
  • Data interrogation project on Socpen data
    completed in all provinces
  • Vast number of exception reports produced
  • Socpen data matching with other data sets such as
    Home Affairs data, Government Pension Fund etc in
    process

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SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICE DELIVERY ASSURANCE
  • RECENT OUTPUTS
  • Extent of fraud in Social Security
  • Analysis of known fraud cases in the Eastern
    Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo and Kwa Zulu Natal
  • Information from analysis provided a estimated
    percentage of fraud in the National Social
    Security System
  • Estimation R1,8 Billion per annum
  • Report was produced on outcome

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OUTPUTS 2004/05
  • Service delivery and impact monitoring
  • Establish evidence base for the development of
    pro-poor social policy
  • Status and progress reports on extent of fraud in
    social grant system for all 9 provinces
  • Research on Social Security aspects.

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Establishment of an Agency for Social Security
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The Social Security Agency
  • Cabinet approved in October 2002 the
    establishment of a Social Security Agency to
    manage and administer social assistance grants.
  • The Social Assistance and South African Social
    Security Agency Bills were passed by Parliament
    in February 2004. Expected to be signed into law
    by the President soon.
  • The Bills provide a framework for shifting the
    social assistance function to national government
    and also for the establishment of the Social
    Security Agency.
  • Cabinet has prioritised that the Agency be
    operational by from 1 April 2005.

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Measures for the Transition
  • The establishment of the Agency implies that the
    social grants function shift from provinces to
    national Government i.e.
  • Administration, Delivery and Payment of social
    grants
  • At a provincial level this requires
  • Separation of social grants from other social
    development/welfare functions
  • Further consolidation of the administration,
    delivery and payment
  • Establishment, development and operationalisation
    of the Social Security Agency by 1st April 2005.
  • This requires finalisation of the following
  • Development of a service delivery model which
    includes Development of an organisational
    structure and appointment of personnel and
  • Design of policies, processes procedures in
    respect of HR, Finance, IT, etc for the Agency
    and
  • The design and implementation of a service
    delivery improvement plan

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The Service Delivery Model
  • The key areas of business change will be as
    follows
  • Competent frontline staff will process
    applications inline with norms and standards
    reducing application processing time
    significantly
  • Decision making for grants will be at the point
    of delivery
  • Skilled back office staff will ensure the
    verification, validation within a reduced period
    by using enabling technologies, such as case
    management, workflow, electronic registry, and
    interfaces to other key data sources to ensure
    integrity of applications. Technology will be
    standardised nationally, ensuring uniform input
    and predictable service outputs
  • A focused support staff will ensure the
    capability building of all areas of the social
    security services
  • The Payment contracts will be consolidated and
    standardised. In addition, a payment model is
    being refined that will pave the way for
    different options such as Post Offices, Banks and
    Cash payment, etc.
  • A nationally based shared services centre,
    requiring centralised contracts management,
    negotiated at one point will enhance bargaining
    power that will reduce costs and therefore
    optimizes the delivery network.

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Financial and Fiscal Implications
  • By the end of November 2004 all the financing
    mechanisms, necessary systems processes should
    be finalised. These include
  • Determination of required funding for Grants
    transfers and Administration
  • Determination of required Adjustments to the
    Provincial Equitable Share
  • Establishment and development of Adequate
    Capacity and Systems in the national Department
    and the Agency
  • A choice of conditional grants or transfer
    payments for social grants
  • All the above requires completion by July 2004
    and will be submitted for approval through the
    MinMec, Budget Council, MinCombud Cabinet

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Role of the National DOSD
  • Service assuror, responsible for
  • Policy development and legislation
  • Setting norms and standards for performance
  • Costing Channeling funds to Agency for grants
  • Set and Monitor performance standards for
    Agency
  • Support to the Minister in oversight of the
    Agency
  • Manage and integrate a comprehensive and
    integrated national social security system
  • Setting up Appeals Units.

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Role of the Provincial Departments
  • Provincial Departments will be able to focus
    better on social services and expand its service
    delivery
  • The delegation framework of the Bills provide for
    the Minister to delegate Monitoring, Appeals
    Public Communication to beneficiaries in
    provinces
  • The collaboration must be formalized in MinMec.
  • The Provincial Executives will be crucial in
    their role of ensuring political oversight
  • Provinces role in poverty intervention, including
    social relief of distress will expand.

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Role of the Agency
  • The role of the Agency
  • Extend infrastructure to deliver social security
  • Register and pay beneficiaries
  • Ensure ongoing verification and monitoring of
    beneficiary eligibility
  • Prevention and detection of fraud though a
    compliance and monitoring unit
  • Managing a complaints handling system
  • Ensure reconciliation of financials

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Role of the Inspectorate
  • The role of the Inspectorate
  • Do independent audits and investigations of fraud
    first within the Agency, then beyond
  • Ensure that the integrity of the social security
    system is not compromised
  • Provide objective inputs on the quality of social
    security service delivery.

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Organisational and Personnel implications
  • The National provincial Departments will be
    restructured
  • About 25 - 30 of provincial staff need to de
    identified for transfer to the Agency
  • Staff involved in social security only and a
    proportion of the support staff must be
    transferred
  • In terms of Labour Relations Act and our proposal
    there should be no retrenchments because of the
    Agency (A mandate is required from MinMec),
  • Details of provincial involvement in the
    Monitoring and Appeals function should be
    discussed
  • An HR Sub-committee is driving these processes

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Implementation Plans
Phase III Transitional Phase 2
Phase IV Transitional Phase 3
Phase II Transitional Phase I
  • Develop capacity in NDoSD SASSA
  • Ring fence social security
  • Prepare provinces to be incorporated
  • Finalise transitional processes
  • Implement an ERP system
  • Develop new service delivery model,
  • Develop SOCPEN functional user specifications
  • Establish institutional and governance framework
  • Set up transitional and project management
    structure
  • Supplement capacity in the NDoSD
  • Consultations with labour
  • integration of initial provinces into the Agency
  • Pilot the SOCPEN replacement system
  • Continue with ringfencing activities
  • Prepare further provinces for incorporation into
    the Agency

Phase I - the Interim Phase
  • Integration of additional provincial social
    security functions into the Agency
  • Roll out the SOCPEN system to all integrated
    provinces

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  • FINANCIAL OVERVIEW
  • Mr. C Pakade

PART 4
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AGENDA
  • BUDGET STRUCTURE CHANGES
  • BUDGET ALLOCATIONS
  • - Special Allocations
  • - Operational funds
  • EXPENDITURE GROWTH
  • CONDITIONAL GRANTS
  • BUDGET PRESSURES

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CHANGES TO THE BUDGET STRUCTURE
  • 2003/04
  • P1 Admin
  • P2Soc Sec, Pol Plan
  • P3Grant SysAdmin
  • P4Wel Ser Trans
  • P5Dev Impl Sup
  • P6 PopDev
  • 2004/05
  • P1 Admin
  • P2 Soc Sec, Pol Plan
  • P3Grant SysAdmin
  • P4Soc Sec Serv Delivery Assurance
  • P5 Wel Ser Trans
  • P6 Children, Families and Youth Development
  • P7 Poverty Alleviation
  • P8 HIV and AIDS
  • P9 PopDev

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BUDGET ALLOCATIONS
Year Normal allocation R000 Special Allocation R000 Total Allocation R000
2003/2004 198 072 (10.2) 1 771 126 (89.8) 1 952 502
2004/2005 311 297 (6.8) 4 238 173 (93.2) 4 548 410
2005/2006 349 043 (4.4) 7 499 283 (95.6) 7 848 326
2006/2007 372 389 (3.6) 9 918 339 (96.4) 10 290 728
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Budget Growth
32
72
133
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Operational Budget Growth
7
12
57
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MTEF ALLOCATION BY PROGRAMME
Programme 2004/05 R000 2005/06 R000 2006/07 R000
P1Admin 70 963 75 658 81 643
P2 Soc Security 12 954 13 727 14 549
P3 Grant Sys 3 791 041 7 070 732 9 465 773
P4 Ser Del Ass 29 357 30 823 32 673
P5 Wel Ser 17 921 18 871 19 810
P6 Child,Fa Yo 15 521 13 628 15 026
P7 Poverty Alleviation 521 210 527 911 559 319
P8 HIV\AIDS 78 290 85 153 89 402
P9 PopDev 11 153 11 823 12 533
TOTAL 4 548 410 7 848 326 10 290 728
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Departmental Budget 2004/05
  • Operational Amount Allocated R 311 297 000
  • Compensation of employees R 98 471 000
  • (Personnel Exp)
  • Goods and Services R 207 621 000
  • (Admin, Inven,PS)
  • Capital Assets R 3 416 000
  • (Capital Equipment)
  • Transfers R 729 000
  • (Membership Fees)

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2004/05 Special Allocation
  • Amount voted R4 548 410 000
  • Special Allocations
  • Disaster Relief Funds R 10 000 000
  • Extension of Child Support Grant R 3 650 000 000
  • Social Relief R 5 000 000
  • Emergency Food Relief R 388 000 000
  • HIV and AIDS R 70 180 000
  • National Development Agency R 109 481 000
  • National Councils R 5 512 000
  • Total Special Allocations R4 238 173 000

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CONDITIONAL GRANTS
  • The following grants will be managed by the
    Department in the 2004/05 and over the MTEF
    years
  • HIV and AIDS (National Integrated Plan for
    Children Infected and Affected by HIV and AIDS)
  • Extension of the Child Support Grant
  • Food Emergency Relief

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HIV and AIDS
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Provincial Allocations
Provinces 2004/05 R000 2005/06 R000 2006/07 R000
Eastern Cape 7,089 7,514 7,965
Free State 9,825 10,415 11,040
Gauteng 10,315 10,934 11,590
Kwazulu-Natal 12,773 13,540 14,352
Limpopo 4,634 4,912 5,207
Mpumalanga 10,456 11,084 11,749
Northern Cape 3,930 4,165 4,415
North West 8,070 8,554 9,067
Western Cape 3,088 3,273 3,469
TOTAL 70,180 74,391 78,854

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CHILD SUPPORT EXTENSION GRANT
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Conditional Grant to Provinces
Provinces 2004/05 R000 2005/06 R000 2006/07 R000
Eastern Cape 902,977 1,706,997 2,296,777
Free State 240,558 454,754 611,875
Gauteng 220,490 416,816 560,830
Kwazulu-Natal 780,247 1,474,988 1,984,607
Limpopo 573,943 1,084,987 1,459,858
Mpumalanga 260,013 491,531 661,359
Northern Cape 65,272 123,392 166,023
North West 416,186 786,763 1,058,595
Western Cape 190,314 359,772 484,076
TOTAL 3,650,000 6,900,000 9,284,000

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FOOD EMERGENCY RELIEF
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Conditional Grant to Provinces
Provinces 2004/05 R000 2005/06 R000 2006/07 R000
Eastern Cape 94,133 94,133 99,781
Free State 37,334 37,334 39,574
Gauteng 27,904 27,904 29,578
Kwazulu-Natal 68,185 68,185 72,276
Limpopo 61,146 61,146 64,815
Mpumalanga 27,651 27,651 29,310
Northern Cape 9,998 9,998 10,598
North West 41,615 41,615 44,112
Western Cape 20,034 20,034 21,236
TOTAL 388,000 388,000 411,280

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BUDGET PRESSURES
  • Implication of Social Security Agency
  • Increased Budget of the Department in access of
    R40 billion a year
  • Increased compliance responsibilities for the
    Department
  • Increased monitoring and evaluation
    responsibilities for both the line function and
    for Finance
  • Increased Audit exposure for the Department

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BUDGET PRESSURES 2
  • Social Workers Retention Strategy
  • Personnel budget Demands double
  • Increased focus on Youth development
  • Acceleration of Gender equality
  • Increased International obligations
  • Comprehensive and integrated Management
    Information Systems

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BUDGET PRESSURES 3
  • Comprehensive strategy and service delivery model
    for welfare services
  • Capacity for costing new policies and legislation
  • Capacity to monitoring and impact assessment
  • Capacity on social and economic analysis

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CONCLUSION
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