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Leveraging Services for Employment, Growth and Equity: Employment Through Government Procurement

Research Report, Employment Growth & Development Initiative, Human Sciences Research Council

Government expenditure is a key lever for influencing the nature and pace of employment creation, especially in sectors where it is a provider or procurer of services. Therefore, the Leveraging Services Project for Employment, Growth and Equity reviewed the possibilities for creating jobs indirectly through procurement by government and state-owned enterprises, and directly through meeting basic needs for social development services and intensifying labour use in infrastructure programmes. Four background papers were prepared, including a review of government procurement practices and behaviour, the global context for social development programmes, a review of South Africa’s policy on social development programmes, and a review of the impact of government-generated employment. This paper provides an overview of the interim findings.


Early Childhood Development Services in Tshwane Scoping Study Findings and Strategy Report

Altman and Motala assess the delivery of ECD services provided by the City of Tshwane.… Read More

The Global Context for Social Development Programmes Early Childhood Development, Community Home-based Care, Community Development Workers, Food and Nutrition

This report investigates the global context for social development programmes with specific focus on four evolving programme areas:1) early childhood...Read More