The Kingdom of Swaziland is a small landlocked country in sub-Saharan Africa of 1.3 million people. Despite Swaziland's diversified economy, 75% of the population works in subsistence farming. The government is striving to ensure that the social protection system covers all citizens in need. They are doing so in the face of a slowing global economy and constrained fiscal revenues. A key part of our assistance will be to support the government achieve this aim.
Two-thirds of this lower-middle income country's social protection system are in-kind transfers. The largest proportion supports children, primarily their education. The second largest proportion supports the elderly.
How we will implement
The first step our team will take will be to establish how we can help. Our team is well versed in developing clear, and implementable, plans. We will identify how to improve the social protection system by a clear assessment of the effectiveness, efficiency and impact of the systems different components.
A key focus of this analysis will be on enhancing the capacity of the poor and vulnerable. Our team will support the creation of a system that contributes to improving their lives. A system that will mean they can live lives free from hardship, managing shocks, and ultimately, overcome poverty and vulnerability.
Our technical assistance is supplied by four Key Experts and a team of Non-Key Experts. Each Key Expert has a distinct role, responsible for the delivery of key outcomes. Key Expert 1 will support institutional development and reform in the Department of Social Welfare (DSW) in the Deputy Prime Minister's Office.
Key Expert 2 will support human resource development in the DSW with on-the-job training and modular courses. Key Expert 3 will support the development of a Bachelor's level academic course in social work at the University of Swaziland. Key Expert 4 will support the Ministry of Labour and Social Security develop contributory social security schemes.
Second project in Swaziland
This is the second project that Human Dynamics is implementing in Swaziland. The other is the successful, “Technical Assistance Services to the National Adaptation Strategy (NAS) for the Sugar Sector in the Kingdom of Swaziland” EuropeAid project.