public programme

Budgeting for job creation in social welfare services: exploring EPWP opportunities

Plaatjies and Nicolaou-Manias consider the budgeting process for social welfare services. Creating jobs in social welfare and community based services received considerable attention in the Human Sciences Research Council employment scenarios. The paper then reviews the EPWP, its objectives and its role in the social services sector. It focuses on three elements: early childhood development,…


Increasing Access to Employment Through Government Programmes: Experience with Expanded Public Works Programme and Community Development Workers

Luka provides an overview of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) and its role in supporting community development. It assesses the Community Development Workers (CDW) programme, the principles and rationale for using community development workers, and the nature and scope of their work. It looks specifically at their training, and identifies several challenges in this…


The Business of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) in the Social Sector

Ramachela provides a brief overview of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) and its extension to the social sector. The social sector is seen as the cradle of development and growth, and the EPWP as one entry point to stimulate social capital, address delivery deficits, and move people out of poverty. The EPWP offers a…