South Africa: Civil Society Uses Budget Analysis and Advocacy to Improve the Lives of Poor Children

By Neil Overy (freelance consultant). 

In South Africa a range of civil society organizations and coalitions have been central to post-Apartheid efforts to protect vulnerable children through social security grants. This case study describes how the persistent campaigning of these organizations has contributed to significant budget and policy changes over the last decade such as the expanded eligibility for the Child Support Grant.

The full version, short summary, and one page summary of this case study are available in English. Summaries are also available in:

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