Training South African civil servants in social policy and analysis
This project is a partnership between The Centre for the Analysis of South African Social Policy (CASASP) at Oxford University and the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Rhodes University to provide professional development training for civil servants on social policy and social policy analysis.
Forty senior civil servants will undertake a two week course designed to provide grounding in evidence-based policy making, within the context of South African social policy. The course will have a particular focus on poverty prevention and reduction and effective social development.
If successful, the University of Rhodes aims to embed the training and potentially establish a major pro-poor social policy research and teaching programme.
Professor Michael Noble CBE, The Centre for the Analysis of South African Social Policy (CASASP), Oxford University
Grant amount and duration
January 2011 - June 2012
- Using Manipulatives in the Foundations of Arithmetic
- Developing teachers' mathematical knowledge using digital technology
- Assessing and monitoring primary school children in South Africa
- Using 'Lesson Study' for teaching mathematical problem-solving
- Antiretroviral adherence among HIV+ adolescents in Southern Africa
- Global grant-making: foundations' international development funding
- Mental health care in resource poor settings