- Year: 2007
- ISBN: 978-99912-463-0-7
- Format: 17 x 24 cm
- Pages: 140
- Binding: paperback
- Price ex. VAT BWP: 190.00
- Notice: Price subject to change.
The book provides a comprehensive description of social security provisions in Botswana. It uses a policy analysis approach which emphasises the need to understand social security from social, economic, political and legal perspectives. It covers benefits for vulnerable populations such as children, women, the elderly, people living with HIV/AIDS and Remote Area Dwellers. Attention is also focused on social assistance, social insurance and social allowance schemes. A review of international instruments that have direct links to the provision of social security is also made.
Being the first of its kind in Botswana, the book enables the reader to develop a critical understanding of how social security schemes are delivered and administered. It also addresses the unique challenges facing service providers in the implementation of these programmes.
Throughout the book, the authors emphasise the need for government to develop a social security regime that embraces the principles of prevention, integration, solidarity, redistribution and rehabilitation.