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This monograph explores the notion of social exclusion in sub-Saharan Africa and summarises available baseline indicators of the scale of inequality in five selected countries: Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Ethiopia and Nigeria.

The study was done as part of the Social Exclusion Knowledge Network (SEKN), set up under the auspices of the World Health Organization's Commission on Social Determinants of Health. The Commission's most important objective is to leverage policy change by turning existing public health knowledge into actionable global and national agendas. SEKN's scope is to identify and examine the relational processes excluding particular groups of people from engaging fully in community and social life.

Conducted collaboratively by the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health research programme of the Human Sciences Research Council and the School of Public Health at Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique, the study summarises policy and programme appraisals conducted by the SEKN in the region.

Based on these appraisals, the authors analyse the factors that enable and hinder policy implementation. Of immense value for policy-makers, international agencies, researchers and graduate students, they offer useful insights on how policy implementation could be made more effective.

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Format : 280mm x 210mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 64
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2225-X
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2225-0
Publish Year : 2008
Rights : World Rights

Chapter 1: Social exclusion
Background
Social exclusion discourse
Social exclusion literature: sub-Saharan Africa
Conclusion

Chapter 2: Sub-Saharan Africa
Region of diversity and contrast
The sub-Saharan development landscape

Chapter 3: Policy appraisals: southern Africa
Botswana
Mozambique
South Africa
Zimbabwe

Chapter 4: Policy appraisals: East and West Africa
Ethiopia
Nigeria

Chapter 5: Policy summaries and recommendations
Review of policies appraised
Recommendations
References

Dr Laetitia Rispel is currently with the Centre for Health Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand. Dr Rispel is also a former executive director of the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health research programme at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). Prior to joining the HSRC, Dr Rispel was the head of the Gauteng Health Department. She has extensive academic and research experience, and her research interests include HIV/AIDS, health systems, public health, and gender.

Dr Cesar da Sousa is currently with the School of Public Health at Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique.

Boitumelo Molomo is a former intern in the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health research programme at the Human Sciences Research Council. She is currently with ESKOM.

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