Researchers in Zambia
Gabby Kelly, Hangala Siachiwena and Jeremy Seekings were all in the Zambian capital, Lusaka, this week.
Gabby is working with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on a study of the provision of disability grants under Zambia’s Social Cash Transfer programme. Jeremy was the plenary speaker at a colloquium on social protection organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and the Southern African Social Protection Experts Network (SASPEN). Jeremy and Hangala also had the good fortune to meet with past and present politicians including former President Kenneth Kaunda, former Foreign Minister Vernon ‘VJ’ Mwaanga, and current Minister of Labour and Social Security Mrs Nonde-Simukoko. The CSSR has recently published three Working Papers on policy-making in Zambia (WPs 380, 395 and 403).