Webinar: Mechanisms, funding and state capability for poverty and inequality reduction (post-Covid) in South Africa

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (2021)


The Standing Committee on the Science for the Reduction of Poverty and Inequality (SCSfRPI) is a committee of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). In July 2020, the ASSAf Council mandated the committee to focus on poverty and inequality concerning the pandemic and consult interdisciplinary science on reducing poverty and inequality. In response, the SCSfRPI conceptualised a webinar series that will delve into the following themes:

1. What to do to reduce poverty and inequality? 2. How to fund interventions to reduce poverty? 3. What must be done if the state is to be capable of poverty and inequality reduction?

This webinar provides a concise recount and summary of the highlights and outcomes of the series, and provided for a candid conversation between experts: did anything new or surprising come out of the discussions; what now and how should the country proceed? The speakers include co-hosts of the individual webinars:

1. Ms Isobel Frye Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute 2. Prof Johann Kirsten Bureau for Economic Research, Stellenbosch University 3. Prof Jimi Adesina SARChI in Social Policy, University of South Africa The discussion was moderated by the Chair of the SCSfRPI, Prof Julian May, Director of the Centre of Excellence in Food Security, University of the Western Cape

Author and contributor ORCIDs: May, Julian ORCID; Kirsten, Johann ORCID; Adesina, Jimi ORCID
Publisher: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
Sponsorship: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) Department of Science and Innovation (DSI)
Peer review status: Non-Peer Reviewed