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. 

Project details


Grant holder

Professor Michael Noble CBE, The Centre for the Analysis of South African Social Policy (CASASP), Oxford University

Funding programme

Africa Programme

Grant amount and duration


January 2011 - June 2012