Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation & Engagement Awards 2022

Sep 12th 2022

Dr Kate Orkin and her team provided the government with evidence-based recommendations for designing emergency relief.

The team identified three immediate ways in which welfare policy in South Africa could be updated to reduce hunger and poverty during lockdown: cash grants paid via mobile phone instead of food parcels, unemployed benefits, and reduced paperwork.

Read more about the award here and the Project here