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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Provincial government budgeting for social welfare services

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Opinion pieces
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Budlender, D
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PAN: Children from time to time invites experts in the child rights field to write Opinion Pieces on specific topics to stimulate debate.This opinion piece looks, in particular, at government funding for social welfare services as reflected in the budgets tabled in the legislatures in February-March 2014. Most of this funding is found in the budget votes of the nine provincial departments of social development (DSD), while the funding for social assistance, including the various social grants, is found in the budget vote of national DSD. This opinion piece was written for PAN: Children by Debbie Budlender an independent social policy researcher.