Social Policy for Development Planners
Monday, August 6, 2018 to Friday, August 17, 2018
Dakar, Senegal

There has, of recent, been a greater investment of attention in social policy and the role which it could play in national and regional development in Africa. This increased attention has been manifested at different levels of decision-making and in different forms, including through the adoption, in November 2008, of a pan-African Social Policy Framework (SPF) by African ministers. Multilateral and bilateral financing and donor institutions have also earmarked resources to build-up the social policy portfolios of African governments both independently and as part of the push for the achievement of the MDGs.