Presentation on theme: "FROM CRISIS RESPONSE TO INCLUSIVE GROWTH By Chada Koketso."— Presentation transcript:
FROM CRISIS RESPONSE TO INCLUSIVE GROWTH By Chada Koketso
2 Presentation Format Introduction Funding mechanisms and domestic resource mobilization Contribution of international organizations and multilateral banks Dialogue between MFDP and DSS Identifying the fiscal space for social protection in a productive public dialogue Emerging evidence on the contribution of scalable social protection programmes to macroeconomic resilience Major Challenges facing Social Safety Nets in Botswana
3 Introduction Public policy in Botswana is aimed at reducing poverty through broad-based economic growth, specifically through employment creation initiatives Government recognises that “economic growth is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for poverty reduction Government developed a comprehensive regime of social safety nets
4 Existing SSNs address the risks associated with : Malnutrition HIV/AIDS Unemployment Disability and old age SSN appear to be comprehensive over a life- cycle.
5 Botswana has nine major SSN programs as follows: Primary school feeding program Vulnerable group feeding program Old age pension scheme Destitute persons program Orphan care program Community home based care program Labor based public works and drought relief programs Remote area development program and World War II veterans program.
6 Contribution of International Organizations and Multilateral Banks Developing Credible Poverty Monitoring and Information Systems Strengthening capacity to identify and develop tools and key policies that drive poverty eradication Strengthening institutional coordination Strengthening institutional capacity to respond to poverty
7 Funding mechanisms and domestic resource mobilization Solely funded from Government revenues. Social Safety Nets in Botswana target a large population Need to refocus social safety net expenditures. Need to strengthen data collection and analysis for SSN. Improved data analysis and the ability to monitor and evaluate programmes Would create fiscal space and improve financial management of social protection programmes
8 Enhancing Dialogue between MFDP and DSS Multi-Sectoral Committee for Food Security and Poverty Reduction MFSPR comprises all relevant Government Ministries, the pvt sector, NGOs and CBOs MFSPR adopted the concept of inclusive growth The MFSPR has taken a deliberate decision to promote inclusive growth through mainstreaming poverty reduction into NDPs SSN theme will enhance dialogue
9 Identifying the fiscal space for social protection in a productive public dialogue Efficiency in revenue collection Involving strategic partners e.g. the private sector in financing SSN
10 Contribution of Scalable Social Protection Programmes to Macroeconomic Resilience Promotion of broad-based economic growth Investment in public infrastructure and social services to enhance human capability outcomes Adoption of Social Safety Nets (SSN) to target the poor and vulnerable Botswana has a fairly good social protection programme save for observed issues of coverage, duplication and targeting, which call for rationalization to improve efficiency.
11 Better information is needed to identify the poor and to assess the impact of SSN programs. Targeting Reaching the poor at a reasonable cost Planning, Budgeting and Monitoring for service delivery Major Challenges facing Social Safety Nets in Botswana
12 CONCLUSION ensuring a life of dignity for poor people begins with adequate provision for their basic needs including food, health, shelter, clothing and protection from both man made and natural disasters. Pro-growth SSN are part of the Government strategy to eradicate poverty