Are social grants reaching the people?
Are social grants targeting the most vulnerable during SA’s lockdown? Evidence from the Nids-Cram data suggests that’s true – and policymakers should consider extending grant top-ups beyond October
Given the extent of the Covid-19 crisis, it is crucial to ensure that the most vulnerable in SA get relief against the adverse effects of the pandemic.
Around the world, governments have expanded their social protection systems as a means of providing relief to struggling populations. As of May 22, 190 countries had planned, introduced or adapted 1,000 social-protection measures. This is more than an eightfold increase in such measures, in just two months...