Programme to Support Pro-Poor Policy Development
The Programme to Support Pro-poor Policy Development in South Africa is set up through a Financing Agreement between the Government of South Africa and the European Union. The EU has developed a National Development Policy Support Programme of which the PSPPD is a component of; its overall objective is to contribute to the implementation of South Africa's Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) and the accompanying outcomes-based approach. The aim of these approaches is to improve the conditions of life of South Africans and halving poverty and unemployment, while being aligned with the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). The strategic focus relates in particular to the understanding that economic growth and development, including the creation of decent work on a large scale, investment in skills development, service delivery and public sector reform, are at the centre of the Government's approach.
The PSPPD is also complementary to the National Income Dynamic Study (NIDS), South Africa’s national panel study. NIDS is commissioned by the Presidency and Southern African Labour Development Research Unit (SALDRU), University of Cape Town is the implementing agency.
The first PSPPD phase ran from 2007-2012, using the evidence-based policy-making approach generated new knowledge by funded thirteen research projects; conferences and workshops to disseminate research and other evidence towards improving implementation and policy development. The second phase of the PSPPD (2012 – 2017) will leverage its knowledge and experience gained in Phase I to further strengthen the use of research and other evidence in policy-making and practice.
For more information on the programme, visit www.psppd.org.za. (Please note that this site is currently under construction and might be off-line without prior notice.)
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